I.R.C. § 501(c)(3)

What Is A 501(C)(6) Organization?

While I.R.C. § 501(c)(3) organizations must advance a charitable purpose such as religion, education or public assistance, I.R.C. § 501(c)(6) nonprofit associations typically help small businesses advance their industry or business community. To qualify for the tax exemption allowed under § 501(c)(6), a nonprofit’s entire earnings must be reinvested into the organization and may not benefit any individual member or shareholder.

The Tax Code provides that certain types of organizations qualify as § 501(c)(6) organizations, including business leagues, chambers of commerce, real-estate boards, boards of trade, or professional football leagues, not organized for profit and no part of the net earnings of which inures to the benefit of any private shareholder or individual.

When, If Ever, Can I Deduct Pet-Related Costs?

Believe it or not, there are some pet-related expenses which may be deducted from your taxes. Here is a summary of such expenses. And you thought all you were ever going to get out of this relationship was love, affection, and undying loyalty!

Medical Expenses

Taxpayers may include the expenses of buying, training and maintaining guide dogs used for assistance in cases of either reduced vision or hearing. This may include all necessary food, training, grooming and veterinary care. You may also deduct this expense if you’ve been diagnosed with a physical or mental condition that benefits from the attention of a trained therapy animal. Keep in mind that unless the animal is trained or certified as treatment for a diagnosed illness or condition, the IRS will disallow any deduction.

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