Proposed Bill Could Tax Medical Expenses for Pets

By Sarah Bleau, FOX 31

Pet owners could see an almost eight percent increase in their medical bills if particular house bills pass a tax on pet services and veterinarian expenses.

“I think they should find another way to get their money. I shouldn’t be charged extra if I have a pet,” says pet owner Virginia Swift.

If pet expenses are taxed, it would provide the state with nearly $20,000 in revenue, which veterinarians say isn’t worth it when it comes to the total estimated tax revenue for the state, which comes out to $246,738.

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