Insurance is clear: you cannot know what will happen in your life, but insurance protects you at least financially against unpleasant surprises . It’s no different with your four-legged darling. His life also carries risks that can quickly push you to your financial limits – and in the worst case you have to decide between treating your loved one or putting them to sleep.
Good to know : The protection of dog liability also consists in fending off unjustified claims for damages against the insured
How expensive are operations & complex treatments?
You have planned the veterinarian costs for the regular worming, a vaccination before the vacation trip or the castration in your budget. But what are the costs of unforeseen illnesses, injuries or old age illnesses of your four-legged friend?
Basically, there are two types of pet insurance:
Tax tips for dog owners
What costs can you deduct from your taxes as a dog owner?
With dog liability insurance, you protect yourself against financial risks if your dog does something. You can claim the contributions to this insurance in your tax return. The tax office recognizes these costs as a special expense.
Unfortunately, you only have a few other options for tax deducting costs caused by your four-legged friend. In addition to dog liability insurance, you can state your expenses for a pet hairdresser . Important: You can only deduct your costs when the pet hairdresser comes to your home. If you go to a hair salon, it’s not possible.
You can also include the services of a pet sitter in your tax return who takes care of your dog, for example when you are traveling. As with the animal hairdresser, the same applies here: Your darling must be looked after in your own four walls .
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Dog and tax: Which costs can I deduct?
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Whether dog tax, dog grooming or dog boarding: We show you which costs you can deduct from tax as a dog owner.