Tell California not to tax veterinary services — here’s how

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dog at vet.jpgWow! California legislators have been looking at adding a tax of about 9% on veterinary
services
to fix their budgetary crisis. That would make veterinary care for pets even further out of reach for a
lot of people. It’s hard enough for them to scrape together money for
vaccinations with the way the economy is.

The budget puts veterinary care for our pet companions in the same
category as playing golf or getting a piece of furniture repaired, services to
which they’re also proposing a sales and use tax.

You can call the Governor’s office at
916-445-2841 to
protest it. When you call, select your language choice, then press 5,
which will take you right to hot topics. Next press 1 to select the issue of extending the sales tax to
veterinary services, and then press 2 to oppose this proposal.

For more information about the measure and how to take action to oppose it, visit the California Veterinary Medical Association’s Web site.

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