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Service Animals

Deduct the costs associated with any service animal specially trained to serve the needs of a person who is elderly or has a disability.  All costs associated with the animal's care such as food, veterinary bills, and medicines are deductible.

If the animal has not been specially trained, it is not a service animal, and you cannot deduct its expenses.  Specific types of training, credentials, or certifications are not required, but the animal must be specially trained to perform a function that the person who is elderly or has a disability is not able to readily perform on their own.

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