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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.

Mountain Lion

by Mountain Lion on 21 January 2021 - 20:01

I'm surprised no one asked about donating an ex-spouse.

Hired Dog

by Hired Dog on 22 January 2021 - 06:01

ML, do you live in Canada, do you have an ex wife you would like to donate and why are you surprised that no one has asked about donating an ex?


by BRADY BEE on 22 January 2021 - 08:01

I have an ex husband and at the time I'd have gladly PAID someone to take away 😆


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