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Tax question about Cat

Discussion in 'Off Topic Threads' started by Tron, Apr 15, 2011.

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  1. Tron

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    Do any of you know if it is legal to claim your Cat as a dependant? He is a somewhat expensive animal because he's such high maintenance being that he eats a lot of pricey Sea food and choice meats. I'm also always buying him new collars and toys, which aren't exacty cheap.

    Anyone know?

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  2. shelly

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    Yes you can do that. If the IRS gives you any grief, just tell them that I gave you permission.
     
  3. Hawk46

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    Take it as depreciation on business equipment.
    It is a "Cat" after all.

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  4. charlie01

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    Yes, I have HR Block do my taxes and they have got me this exemption for years!!
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  5. Stickdp

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    Only if its a Demo-cat
     
  6. ou.3200

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    May be a medical expense. Does he give you a cat scan occasionally?
     
  7. gdbabin

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    I feel your pain Tron....


    I have a 4yr old grandson residing in my castle who despite my youthful good looks and fitness at 56 insists on calling me PopPop. He, like your leach of a cat gets special treatment for some damned reason.


    These indulgencies are NOT limited to special foods purchased to his exacting cravings, a never ending flood of new toys and designer duds. They also include the encroachment on the amount of time my newly lactating empty nest wife used to pay attention to MY needs, and his insistence on sitting in MY favorite stick shift controled reclining chair when I'm at work.


    Similar to you, I did consider claiming his short, punkinheaded leaching self as an exemption for this past tax year in order to glean at least some compensation for putting up with the "Prince" who breathes my air.


    I reconsidered however. I figured if I got asked why I got sent to prison by Bubba as we sat together on the Group W bench, I didn't want to have to say that it was for midget related tax fraud.



    My plan is to run away. You may join me should you choose, but only if you leave that fuzzy narcistick beast behind.


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  8. MTA Tom

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    Mine claims me as a dependent.


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  9. likes-to-shoot

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    If you got caught by the IRS it might cat-apault you in to bankruptcy.
     
  10. RunGunIPSC

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    Yes,you can get a deduction. As a dependent it might be a bit tough but have your doctor write a precription for the need to keep a cat for theraputic purposes. That would fit under the heading of medical expenses. Tom
     
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    If its name is Obama or Mechelle, THEY are Dependents, hence they are a write off!!
     
  12. Bruce Specht

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    Tron, In my experience as a tax payer I would say go ahead and claim that cat as a depenedent. Please let us all know which federal facility your being a guest of afterward, as we will all wnat to write! LOL
     
  13. Russ-in-Pa

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    The big thing you can't forget is to claim as income all the custom stock-work Kitty does in the shop.

    That's where your audit will come from. Unclaimed income.
     
  14. below 0

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    Tron...If you throw a cat out of the car window at 60 mph, does that constitute "KITTY LITTER".
     
  15. wolfram

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    Have kitty open his own not for profit company and then make 'donations' to his off-shore account.
     
  16. kiv-c

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    Tron, I don't think kitty would qualify as a dependent. Sorry.

    However, since he can't speak english, has no skills useful to earn a paycheck, and has no idea who his daddy is, I'm quite sure he would be fully qualified to draw welfare!
     
  17. shooterIII

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    Oh, Oh Tron is back to old self!!
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  18. Ahab

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    Saw a pick up with BIG tires and a bumper sticker that said:

    "Cats flattened while you wait!"
     
  19. W.R.Buchanan

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    Feeps was able to get me down to the 0/0 Threshold. That's zero to de Bamas and zero to Moonbeam.

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  20. GoDawgs

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    I think you need to officially make Kitty the company mascot. Put her picture or likeness on your website, business cards, etc......think Spuds McKenzie of Budweiser fame. Then, Kitty is officially a business expense. You have to figure a college like say the University of Texas claims feeding and taking care of Bevo an expense on their balance sheet. I think you can pull this one off.
     
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