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Gaurd cat food for feral cats.

poolcleaner
Level 8

From Kiplinger!!!     A couple who owned a junkyard was allowed to write off the cost of cat food they set out to attract wild cats. The feral felines did more than just eat. They also took care of snakes and rats on the property, making the place safer for customers. When the case reached the Tax Court, IRS lawyers conceded that the cost was deductible.

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abctax55
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"took care of snakes and rats...making the place safer"

Makes me wanna' head right over to that junkyard to finish my Christmas shopping.



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abctax55
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"took care of snakes and rats...making the place safer"

Makes me wanna' head right over to that junkyard to finish my Christmas shopping.



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poolcleaner
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If they put out cat food, they will attract more rats so the quantity of food will have to increase.

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sjrcpa
Level 15
I feed feral cats and also get raccoons, possums, and skunks.

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abctax55
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And you write it off, correct?  So your office is "safer"  :smiley_cat::smiley_cat:
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sjrcpa
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sure :wink::wink:

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itonewbie
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Don't think IRS can argue with that :joy::joy:
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qbteachmt
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"and also get raccoons, possums, and skunks."

Oooh, a petting zoo as a business!
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IRonMaN
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“and also get raccoons, possums, and skunks”

I do too but I try not to call my clients those kinds of names ——— unless I’m having a bad day.
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itonewbie
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Need to make a note of this as a tax planning idea.  May be able to offer this as a buy-one-get-one free deal for people who sign up for tax return preparation or charge for this separately as a value-added service.

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qbteachmt
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Cats with Jobs.

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IRonMaN
Level 15

Did the cats qualify for the work opportunity credit?

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poolcleaner
Level 8
You'd have to catch them to see if they qualified.
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George4Tacks
Level 15
Only if you can get them to properly complete the new and improved W-4, so that you can give them a proper W-2. I sort of think the meals and lodging are actually for the convenience of the employer, so a non taxable fringe (hair?) benefit.

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poolcleaner
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George, they are only getting meals.  The lodging is questionable.
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mojocpa
Level 7

So PC, are you going to start buying cat fud to attract feral cats to protect your pool from snakes? 

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poolcleaner
Level 8
So far the only snakes in the pool have been DeKay's brown snakes and they are totally harmless. Cat food would bring the rats that live in the creek 200 feet away.  Opossums I want! I fear the dog would kill any feral cats just the way he has killed squirrels and 4 possums.  I try to stop that but he is obsessed.
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