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25 April 2007
Issue: 4105 / Categories: Forum & Feedback

Readers' correspondence.

Woof, woof!

I am writing further to the 'Reader's forum' question, 'The Dog and Duck' (Taxation, 5/12 April 2007, p 415) about the tax deductibility of guard dogs.

Readers' correspondence.

Woof woof!

I am writing further to the 'Reader's forum' question 'The Dog and Duck' (Taxation 5/12 April 2007 p 415) about the tax deductibility of guard dogs.
Many years ago our client a publican had a meeting with a tax inspector in his pub one afternoon. The Inspector started to argue that the dog was not an allowable expense. Our client replied that upstairs were both the dog and the lunchtime takings. He invited the Inspector to go upstairs on his own and if he returned with the takings he would agree to the add back. The Inspector's response was to allow the expense in full!
Barry Jefferd Taxation partner
George Hay Chartered Accountants.

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