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S. 482: PHIT Act of 2017

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About the bill

The U.S. had the world’s highest obesity rates for both men and women last year, according to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).

Can the PHIT Act use tax incentives to cut that number?

What the bill does

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 ...

Sponsor and status

John Thune

Sponsor. Senior Senator for South Dakota. Republican.

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Last Updated: Mar 1, 2017
Length: 5 pages

Mar 1, 2017


Introduced on Mar 1, 2017

This bill is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on March 1, 2017. It will typically be considered by committee next before it is possibly sent on to the House or Senate as a whole.


2% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)


Mar 1, 2017

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S. 482 is a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

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