Question by  CoinMan007 (15)

Can I take tax write offs for horse boarding?


Answer by  EarlOfSandwich (177)

A horse is considered a pet, and pet related expenses are nondeductible. The only exception would be if the horse is being used in a bona fide business.


Answer by  MarkWatrous (729)

Yes, as long you are in this as a business with accurate records showing your expenses. Your daily expenses can be written off as well as the costs for legal and professional services, repairs, maintenance, depreciation and travel expenses can all be written off. Get IRS Publication 225.

Reply by VanillaTwilight (281):
If you buy 1 young horse and plan to train it & show it and then sell it in, say, 2 years... can this really be considered a business?? That seems too easy! lol.  add a comment

Answer by  timmsa (577)

Yes you can write off horse boarding because it is your business and that would be a related expense. You should talk to a tax adviser.


Answer by  Chaneygirl (1755)

If you are claiming the income, yes. You can take supplies, feed and possibly utilities, depreciation, real estate taxes depending on the situation.

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