Can I Tax Deduct My Cat?

As with all tax questions, the answer is a definite maybe!  Any tax expert will tell you that you can deduct anything you want, but whether you get a call later from Uncle Sam’s tax cat, well, that be another story.

The good news is, there’s a precedent for tax deducting one’s cat, if only one can discover the proper job title for the animal.  Case in point, artist Joan Brown, who was able to tax deduct the entire salary and benefits package of her cats simply by placing them in her paintings and claiming them as her feline muses.

For those of us who don’t happen to make our living as famous painters, there are other ways to slip kitty onto one’s Schedule C.  You could make kitty your company mascot, paste his face on all your business documents, or even name your company after your cat.  This may work better for some industries than others.  Fuzzymoto’s Funeral Home.  Fang Face’s Plastic Surgery Services.  Hairball’s Haircuts.  You get the idea.

But this is only the beginning of cat’s future deductibility, according to the Self Help for Cats plan.  As felines become ever-more-productive members of society, eventually the IRS will just have to accept their legitimate contributions and offer them the same income tax breaks and advantages that humans have enjoyed for decades.

Small print message: The writer is hardly a cat tax expert, so please don’t sue her.

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2 thoughts on “Can I Tax Deduct My Cat?

  1. My cat Hank have tax pennaltie. She eat Joseph tax form. Oh I insensed. When I work taxform I ekxpect Hank sit couch sleep. No. I use bathroome Hank attak tax form. She have ekxsellant attak skil becuase Hank stewdant in selfdefense klass for cat. Short storrie, Hank rip form to shrred. Papar redyused to canfeti. Oh Joseph mad. I levi tax pennaltie on Hank. Meal time he get 10% food withwholding. In aditsional, Hank on watsch list. Any furrthur tax vyolatsion Hank subjickt to auditt.

  2. It’s a great topic considering it’s tax time. I did my tax using a software but I think it’s always good to know some basics about income tax. This website is great because it explains income tax in easy to understand words. I learn quite a lot from this website: You’ll find great topics in easy to understand language.

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