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  1. #1
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    Lightbulb FYI for fosters (tax related)

    On MSN Money today I learned :

    Fostering a pet
    If you foster cats and dogs while they wait for placement in a permanent home, you can deduct expenses such as litter, food, vet bills, paper towels and possibly even your mileage to the vet, notes Mark Steber, the chief tax officer at Jackson Hewitt Tax Service. The organization you're working with has to be a 501(c)(3) charity.


    Seeing as how so many of you do this, I thought I'd share.
    "I can explain it to you, but I can't understand it for you..."



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    Maybe on the paper towels. However, you must have itemized receipts and a receipt from the rescue acknowledging your expenses. Mileage is a biggie...I transport and pull dogs from shelters.

    http://healthypets.mercola.com/sites...eductible.aspx

    The above article was interesting reading...turns out the foster was a hoarder.
    "We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals." ~Immanuel Kant



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