Cuddle up to the tax benefits of alpacas

Photos by CHRISTOPHER TOMLINSON—The Daily Sentinel Mike McDermott, shown with some of his 50 alpacas in Palisade, says they are “extremely easy to raise,” and he praises the advantages of their fleece over wool. Legislation in 2008 reclassified alpacas as livestock and included tax advantages for raising them.



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Photos by CHRISTOPHER TOMLINSON—The Daily Sentinel Mike McDermott, shown with some of his 50 alpacas in Palisade, says they are “extremely easy to raise,” and he praises the advantages of their fleece over wool. Legislation in 2008 reclassified alpacas as livestock and included tax advantages for raising them.

Alpacas are cute. They’re soft. They’re quiet and gentle — for the most part. And raising them is also the easiest way to earn the federal tax advantages set aside for…




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