Fitness tax deduction may be introduced for minors

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Social tax deduction for personal income tax can be introduced for underage Russians who lead an active lifestyle. This was reported on Monday, March 15, by the “Parlamentskaya Gazeta”.

According to the newspaper, the State Duma has already prepared an amendment to the second reading of the bill, according to which not only the taxpayer himself, but also his minor children will be able to receive a tax deduction if they are engaged in fitness or attend sections. It is specified that this will also apply to adopted children and wards.

According to the member of the committee of the lower house of parliament on budget and taxes Valeriy Skrug, the aim of the initiative is to popularize a healthy lifestyle, the TV channel “360” notes.

“It is important to get as many people interested in sports and fitness as possible, to make health and fitness services as accessible as possible, including for young families,” the parliamentarian stressed.

According to the text of the document, the “health-improving” tax deduction will be allocated in the amount of actual expenses incurred, but its size cannot exceed 120 thousand rubles for the tax period, taking into account other social deductions of personal income tax. It is specified that the maximum amount can be 15.6 thousand rubles, writes “Moscow 24”.

The Ministry of Sports will prepare a list of organizations that can be counted on for deduction upon receipt of services, the Zvezda TV channel notes. The number of services may include not only training, but also carrying out physical culture events within the framework of the TRP complex.

On March 23, the bill may be submitted to the State Duma for consideration.

At the end of February, State Duma Deputy Ivan Sukharev proposed introducing a targeted allowance to pay for sports activities for children from low-income families. According to the text of the document sent to the Minister of Sports of the Russian Federation Oleg Matytsin, it is proposed to pay the allowance in the amount of no more than 5 thousand rubles.

Sukharev drew attention to the fact that on average a month of classes in the sports section costs from 3 thousand to 5 thousand rubles, and if there are two children in a family, then this is up to 10 thousand rubles a month, which is much more than the personal income tax paid parents from low-income families for a month.