Senate lead sponsor for PHIT, John Thune believes that physical activity is one of the best things individuals can do to maintain a healthy lifestyle, and it’s often an important first step for those looking to get on track with their fitness goals.

PHIT: Personal Health Investment Today

Physical activity is one of the best things individuals can do to maintain a healthy lifestyle, and it’s often an important first step for those looking to get on track with their fitness goals,” says Senate lead sponsor, John Thune.

“The PHIT Act reduces the financial burden that can be associated with certain fitness-related purchases, which would make it easier for Americans and their families to prioritize health and wellness — and hopefully save money on future doctor visits, too.”

 

Tax Break for Athletic Purchases

The Personal Health Investment Today Act [H.R. 6312 + S. 482] would give a tax break for athletic purchases, of up to $500 for an individual or $1,000 for a married couple.  Examples could include a gym membership, fitness equipment like a treadmill, or signup costs to join a recreational sports league.

The tax write-offs cannot include such traditionally higher-income activities as golf, sailing, or horseback riding / equestrian.

The PHIT Act was introduced by Rep. Jason Smith (R-MO8) in the House and Sen. John Thune (R-SD) in the Senate in the previous Congressional session. It is expected to be reintroduced soon. Send your congressional representative a note expressing your support of the PHIT Act.

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