assembly Bill A992

2009-2010 Legislative Session

Provides for tax credit for the adoption of household pets from animal shelter or humane society

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Jul 01, 2010 held for consideration in ways and means
Jan 06, 2010 referred to ways and means
Jan 07, 2009 referred to ways and means

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A992 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S4757
Law Section:
Tax Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง606, Tax L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: A742, S1280
2013-2014: A979, S896
2015-2016: A6770, S2894, S3670
2017-2018: A3875, S749, S2838
2019-2020: A286, S4919
2021-2022: A652, S4940

A992 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Provides for tax credit for the adoption of household pets from animal shelter or humane society.

A992 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
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                                   992

                       2009-2010 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 7, 2009
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  KELLNER,  ROSENTHAL,  BING,  GLICK, MILLMAN,
  J. RIVERA, SPANO, BRADLEY, EDDINGTON, KOON,  RAIA,  PAULIN  --  Multi-
  Sponsored by -- M. of A. BOYLAND, JEFFRIES, MAISEL, PHEFFER, SCOZZAFA-
  VA,  THIELE,  TITONE,  WEISENBERG  --  read  once  and referred to the
  Committee on Ways and Means

AN ACT to amend the tax law, in relation to establishing  a  tax  credit
  for the adoption of household pets

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. Section 606 of the tax law  is  amended  by  adding  a  new
subsection (qq) to read as follows:
  (QQ)  CREDIT FOR THE ADOPTION OF HOUSEHOLD PETS. (1) GENERAL. AN INDI-
VIDUAL TAXPAYER SHALL BE ALLOWED A CREDIT FOR TAXABLE YEARS BEGINNING ON
OR AFTER JANUARY FIRST, TWO THOUSAND NINE AGAINST  THE  TAX  IMPOSED  BY
THIS  ARTICLE FOR THE COST OF ADOPTING A MAXIMUM OF THREE HOUSEHOLD PETS
PER TAXABLE YEAR FROM A QUALIFYING  POUND,  SHELTER,  DULY  INCORPORATED
SOCIETY  FOR  THE PREVENTION OF CRUELTY TO ANIMALS, HUMANE SOCIETY, DOG,
CAT OR OTHER PROTECTIVE OR RESCUE ASSOCIATION. THE AMOUNT OF THE  CREDIT
SHALL  BE FOR THE ACTUAL COST OF SUCH ADOPTION, BUT SHALL NOT EXCEED THE
MAXIMUM CREDIT OF ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS PER HOUSEHOLD PET, FOR  A  MAXIMUM
OF THREE PETS PER TAXABLE YEAR.
  (2)  DEFINITION.   THE TERM "HOUSEHOLD PET" SHALL MEAN ANY DOG, CAT OR
OTHER DOMESTICATED ANIMAL KEPT FOR THE PRIMARY PURPOSE OF  COMPANIONSHIP
THAT  IS  NORMALLY  MAINTAINED  IN OR NEAR THE HOUSEHOLD OF THE OWNER OR
PERSON WHO CARES FOR SUCH DOMESTICATED  ANIMAL,  PROVIDED  THAT  KEEPING
SUCH ANIMAL IS NOT IN VIOLATION OF ANY APPLICABLE PROVISIONS OF FEDERAL,
STATE OR LOCAL LAW.
  (3)  WHEN  CREDIT  ALLOWED. THE CREDIT PROVIDED FOR IN THIS SUBSECTION
SHALL BE ALLOWED WITH RESPECT TO  THE  TAXABLE  YEAR,  COMMENCING  AFTER
JANUARY FIRST, TWO THOUSAND NINE, IN WHICH THE PET IS ADOPTED.
  S  2.  This  act  shall take effect immediately and shall apply to pet
adoptions in taxable years beginning on and after January 1, 2009.