H.R. 956: Personal Health Investment Today Act of 2013

Introduced:
Mar 05, 2013
Status:
Referred to Committee
Prognosis
0% chance of being enacted
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Sponsor
Ron Kind
Representative for Wisconsin's 3rd congressional district
Party
Democrat
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Last Updated
Mar 05, 2013
Length
6 pages
Related Bills
H.R. 2105 (111th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Apr 27, 2009

 
Status

This bill was assigned to a congressional committee on March 5, 2013, which will consider it before possibly sending it on to the House or Senate as a whole.

Progress
Introduced Mar 05, 2013
Referred to Committee Mar 05, 2013
Reported by Committee ...
Passed House ...
Passed Senate ...
Signed by the President ...
Prognosis

2% chance of getting past committee.
0% chance of being enacted.

Only 11% of bills made it past committee and only about 3% were enacted in 2011–2013. [show factors | methodology]

 
Full Title

To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to treat certain amounts paid for physical activity, fitness, and exercise as amounts paid for medical care.

Summary

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Cosponsors
36 cosponsors (19D, 17R) (show)
Committees

House Ways and Means

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Library of Congress Summary

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3/5/2013--Introduced.
Personal Health Investment Today Act of 2013 or the PHIT Act of 2013 - Amends the Internal Revenue Code to allow a medical care tax deduction for up to $1,000 ($2,000 for married couples filing jointly or heads of household) of qualified sports and fitness expenses. Defines "qualified sports and fitness expenses" as amounts paid for fitness facility memberships, physical exercise programs, and exercise equipment.

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