Wednesday, February 25, 2009
Dear Uncle Sam
Thanks to my handy-dandy computer tax program (how did I ever do taxes without it?), my tax returns are completed and electronically filed. Happily, (assuming our state and federal governments remain solvent) I will be getting a refund x 2. In these tough economic times, I count that as a blessing.
In any event, during the listing of my "deductible expenses", I thought about proposed tax reform and realized there's one item no one has mentioned. Where's our deduction for pet care expenses? After all, they are members of the family, and goodness knows between bills for food, grooming, toys (gotta have 'em), leashes, collars, vaccinations, licenses, vet bills, boarding fees, and miscellaneous expenses, they might as well be a dependent!
So let's write to Congress. All in favor of a pet friendly tax break, raise your paw, oops, I mean hand!