H. R. 1679, PHIT Act of 2019.

Full Title: This Act may be cited as the “Personal Health Investment Today Act of 2019” or the “PHIT Act of 2019”.

Summary: This bill allows a medical care tax deduction for up to $1,000 ($2,000 for a joint return or a head of household) of qualified sports and fitness expenses per year. The bill defines “qualified sports and fitness expenses” as amounts paid exclusively for the sole purpose of participating in a physical activity, including (1) fitness facility memberships, (2) physical exercise or activity programs, and (3) equipment for a physical exercise or activity program. (Cosponsors)

ANGIE CRAIG’S POSITION:  Representative Craig Cosponsored the bill on 05/13/20.

STATUS: Introduced 03/12/19 by Rep. Kind, Ron [D-WI-3].

INFORMATION RELATED TO THE BILL:

  • “We know that the best preventative medicine is staying active, and that physical exercise is especially important for our kids and teens. By making it more affordable for Wisconsin families to participate in regular physical activities, we can give them the tools they need to develop a healthy fitness routine that makes their bodies and minds stronger,” said Rep. Ron Kind. (Source: Rep. Kind, Press Release, 03/12/19)

ADDITIONAL DETAIL: 

Link to the text of the bill.

Link to bill information (support and opposition) on Countable.

Link to bill information on GovTrack.

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