Skip to comments.HR 3501 IH (HAPPY Bill for Pets)
Posted on 08/18/2009 8:57:36 AM PDT by combat_boots
Humanity and Pets Partnered Through the Years (HAPPY) Act (Introduced in House)
HR 3501 IH 111th CONGRESS 1st Session To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow a deduction for pet care expenses.
Mr. MCCOTTER introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Ways and Means --------------------------------------------------------------- A BILL To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow a deduction for pet care expenses.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,
SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.
This Act may be cited as the `Humanity and Pets Partnered Through the Years (HAPPY) Act'.
SEC. 2. FINDINGS.
The Congress finds the following:
(1) According to the 2007-2008 National Pet Owners Survey, 63 percent of United States households own a pet.
(2) The Human-Animal Bond has been shown to have positive effects upon people's emotional and physical well-being.
SEC. 3. DEDUCTION FOR PET CARE EXPENSES.
(a) In General- Part VII of subchapter B of chapter 1 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (relating to additional itemized deductions for individuals) is amended by redesignating section 224 as section 225 and by inserting after section 223 the following new section:
`SEC. 224. PET CARE EXPENSES.
`(a) Allowance of Deduction- In the case of an individual, there shall be allowed as a deduction for the taxable year an amount equal to the qualified pet care expenses of the taxpayer during the taxable year for any qualified pet of the taxpayer.
`(b) Maximum Deduction- The amount allowable as a deduction under subsection (a) to the taxpayer for any taxable year shall not exceed $3,500.
`(c) Qualified Pet Care Expenses- For purposes of this section, the term `qualified pet care expenses'...
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A congresscritter offering, co-sponsoring or voting for this shouls be flogged.
And I say that as a guy with saeveral cats and 2 guinea pigs.
Great....I have five horses they can pay for. What ever happened to people taking care of their own?
You have to be kidding. All that is truly wrong in America, and all that the current administration is trying to do wrong, and this is what the baboons in Congress are spending their time on?
California is considering a bill to ban the docking of cows' tails.
Should we write to our masters thanking them for allowing us peons to have3 a pet. What BS
I kan haz tax deducshun?
Next year the new bill will allow the pets to vote.
I could wish this was the worst thing that Congress ever did under Obama.
a tax break for pet care, a tax for health care. hmmm...
Will a mouse and a Great Dane get the same vote?
I hope this is a joke, what F888ing fools.
But we can claw back some of our tax money this way. A tax break for pets is smarter than 99% of the foolishness this Congress has given us.
As long as we are to the right of the Laffer curve, this is a step in the correct direction.
Hmmmmmm... There’s opportunity here methinks. I, for one, just looooooove squirrells... and we’re overrun with them. Do I get a tax deduction for each one that’s feeding on my roof ?
If you buy them squirrel seed.
Agree heading to Thomas now to read the amendments hidden in this warm an fuzzy critter bill .....gun ban ?.....health care ????......highway mopery etc !
Doesn’t seem to be a percentage of gross income limit as there is with deduction of medical expenses for your human children (or your human self).