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Posted Wed, 21 Jun 2023 22:00:45 GMT by N Weso
Can a self employed dog breeder deduct the profit by expense -dog food provided to a dam. Thank you
Posted Tue, 27 Jun 2023 13:52:18 GMT by HMRC Admin 5

I'm sorry.  I do not unsderstand your question.

Are you able to provide more details please?

Thank you.
Posted Tue, 27 Jun 2023 15:08:54 GMT by N Weso
Hi I'm sorry. I will try to clarify. I have read that dog breeders who submit tax return may deduct some expenses,such as vet fee, puppy food, adverted . I am just wondering if a dog food for adult dog is allowable expense as well. I found some information that all expenses related with having a puppy are allowable, but not sure if dog food for adult dog ( bitch) is allowable as well. Thank you
Posted Fri, 30 Jun 2023 10:44:07 GMT by HMRC Admin 20
Hi N Weso

You cannot claim for the adult dog as you would need to feed her daily even if not breeding.

Thank you.
Posted Sat, 22 Jul 2023 12:14:58 GMT by N Weso
I have another thought in relation to dog breeders. Can a purchase of additional dog for breading can be treated as purchase of a capital asset. As it will generate a future income. Thank you
Posted Mon, 31 Jul 2023 12:16:23 GMT by HMRC Admin 32

Yes, dogs purchased for future breeding can be treated as capital assets for tax purposes.                                                

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