Is donating a Puppy/Dog to a disabled person Tax Deductible? - Page 1

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by wisnoskij on 09 January 2021 - 13:01

Is donating a Puppy/Dog to a disabled person Tax Deductible?. Or do I need to spends thousands and register as an official charity do anything like that?



by Koots on 09 January 2021 - 15:01

I would guess that your 'donation' must go to a registered charity/society before you get a tax receipt.   Canada gov site has all the info you need.


by hexe on 10 January 2021 - 05:01

You need to speak with a tax professional about this. Depending on whether you're operating a breeding kennel and filing as a business, or if you're simply an individual who breeds occasionally as a hobby, the answer will likely be quite different. Free tax advice from an internet message board is not something I'd recommend anyone rely upon.


by Koots on 10 January 2021 - 12:01

Hexe - I gave a direct link to the Canada government site which dealt specifically with the question. If the OP can't read the government site then maybe a professional would be needed, but otherwise it's pretty clear to me what the stipulations are.


by Hundmutter on 10 January 2021 - 14:01

Possible difference here in that Canada is like the UK, with a free central Government set of websites on tax and benefits matters, that everyone can access, and which do give the definitive word; not sure each and every one of the States goes in for such public information provision ? Even then, its probably a good idea to cross-check Tax advice because it is not unknown for supposedly impartial government advice to lean in the direction of (politically calculated) savings for government !

Fine for the Canadian OP; but if such a service is unavailable to other [ e.g. American readers ], Hexe's warning is timely. Other websites could be presented by sources who really do not know all the 'wrinkles'.  Especially since dog breeding and supply is a bit 'niche' as a topic.


by Rik on 11 January 2021 - 15:01

I have donated a couple of cars in the past to Goodwill. they are government recognized charity for tax purposes in the U.S.

If I had donated it to a needy person without a car, there would have been no tax
benefits. I suspect it would be the same with a dog unless you go through a charitable organization.

like others said, best answered by a tax professional in your country.

by wisnoskij on 11 January 2021 - 18:01

Thank you, I think you are all correct. I guess it is probably worth asking some charities to see if that is a possibility.


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