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Give Me A (Tax) Break

Find out how your involvement in the bird community can qualify you for tax deductions

By Susan Chamberlain

If birds were children, most of us would have enough tax deductions to guarantee a refund every year. Of course, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is highly unlikely to confer deductible status on household pets in the foreseeable future, but there are some tax breaks available to bird owners.

Bird-Related Business Breaks
If birds are your livelihood, their necessities may be tax deductible. Owners of performing birds, breeders, pet shop proprietors and other bird-related businesses may deduct expenses involved in operating their businesses, including, but not limited to, food, housing, veterinary care and equipment. If a portion of your property is devoted to aviaries for breeding birds, you may qualify for agricultural zoning, which may lower your property taxes.

**For the full article, pick up the November 2007 issue of BIRD TALK**

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