Wouldn’t you throw your support behind something called the HAPPY Act? I know I would, it sounds so… cheery!
It exists and it’s a bill that has been introduced in the House of Representatives by Representative Thaddeus McCotter (R-MI). The Humanity and Pets Partnered Through the Years (HAPPY) Act, H.R. 3501 , would offer a $3,500 tax deduction for qualified pet care expenses. A qualified pet is a “legally owned, domesticated, live animal” that isn’t used for research or business. Expenses cover pet products, service, veterinary visits, and basically anything that is related to the care of a pet.
It seems like a difficult time to be introducing this bill when we have so many other economic issues to deal with but it sure is sweet. 🙂
First reaction: Frivolous deficit spending? Or legitimate deduction we should entertain?