Court: Foster Pet Deductions Allowed

The IRS and accountants have a history of rolling their eyes at such claims, but a court judgment may change that. A woman named Jan Elizabeth Van Dusen sued the Commissioner of the IRS over “unreimbursed volunteer expenses while caring for foster cats in her private residence.” These expenses primarily included “payments for veterinary services, pet supplies, cleaning supplies and household.” Apparently the IRS nailed her for a $12,068 charitable-contribution that she made on her taxes, but she fought back and largely won. “Largely,” because the court allowed that she could take most of the deduction, minus some expenses that were hard to link solely to pet care. For the rest of the story, click here.

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One thought on “Court: Foster Pet Deductions Allowed

  1. Lalane July 2, 2014 at 8:20 pm Reply

    I guess cats have found a home in Jan, however, yeah, life has been so tricky for some and for some it is so easy. I hope this issue will turn out positively.

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