If you love cats, you can actually make them tax-deductible. Jan Van Dusen worked as a volunteer for Fix Our Ferals, which provided foster care for about 70 feral cats. At tax time, Van Dusen tried to write off $12,068 in expenses for cat food, veterinarian bills, and litter.

Initially the IRS refused her claim but when she took her claim to court the judge ruled in her favor. As long as your cat expenses are related to charity, your cat could be tax-deductible. Of course a better option is to make your cat into an Internet star so he or she can provide you with a comfortable income for a change, but since this might not happen, you’ll get stuck paying the bills and the taxes yourself.

To learn more about using cats as a tax write-off along with other tax deductible expenses, click here.

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