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A Tax Break for Pet Owners

January 4, 2010 - by Donny Shaw

Promoting social policy with the tax code is nothing new. The federal government gives tax deductions for first-time homebuyers, renewable energy, charitable giving and much more. Rep. Thaddeus McCotter [R, MI-11] has a novel idea for a new tax deduction. He wants to let pet owners deduct their pet care expenses to help them care for their pets in the economic crisis.

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The Health Care Bill's Tax Increases

August 28, 2009 - by Donny Shaw

The House health care bill, H.R. 3200, uses tax increase to encourage people to buy insurance and for employers to provide it, and to raise money to subsidize insurance for low-income people. This post explains the bill's three main tax proposals in detail by citing and linking to sections of the official bill text

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