Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Income Tax Deductions for US Residents with a Trained Service Dog

Income Tax time is coming up in a  few months.

Here is a great article that indicates that all costs incurred for obtaining, maintaining and training a service or assistance dog are eligible as deductions as long as you are under the care of a medical practitioner and your disability warrants a service dog in the US. That includes equipment too.

There is no mention that the dog must be supplied or trained by a program.

http://storyofmyservicedog.blogspot.ca/2015/01/woof-is-my-service-dog-tax-deductible.html

Note: laws are different in different countries so check with your own countries income tax office before  making deductions.

Here is a link to an article about deductions in Canada:
http://viassistancedogs.blogspot.ca/2012/03/income-tax-deductions-for-service-dog.html