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June 2016

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Can Your Emotional Support Animal Take a Bite Out of Your Taxes?

Animals are the best, aren’t they? Warm, cuddly, loyal—just fabulous companions in general. For some of you, though, they’re much, much more.


You may depend on your animals for the emotional support you need to simply do your job and get through the day. If you struggle with depression, anxiety, or another mental illness or disability, emotional support animals can provide important comfort and assistance.


But that’s not all your animal can do for you. If it qualifies as a bona fide medical expense, you could claim that expense as part of your Section 105 medical plan or a flexible spending plan (if you have such a plan in place) or as an itemized deduction.


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