Measures to Stimulate a Healthy Lifestyle Were Proposed in Russia
OREANDA-NEWS Russia has offered to introduce tax deductions for the costs of physical services. The relevant initiative will be discussed by experts of the all-Russian popular Front in March at a meeting on a Healthy Lifestyle, after which the proposal will be sent to the relevant Department.
As stated in the press service, a full list of services for which citizens will be able to receive payments will be determined.
The social deduction will apply to the amounts paid by citizens for sports activities and will be carried out in the same way as the deductions for educational and medical services.
The maximum payment will be limited, that is, a person will be able to return no more than a certain amount.
"Therefore, it will not be possible to "enrich" by going to elite gyms or engaging in expensive sports, for example Golf, yachting or motor racing, " explained the expert, a researcher at the center for tax policy of the Research financial Institute at the Ministry of Finance Tatyana Loginova.
The amount of deduction will depend on the cost of the subscription. For visitors to the low-cost segment, it will be approximately less than 2 thousand rubles, and for citizens who prefer more expensive fitness clubs-about 10 thousand rubles, explain in the onf.
"According to the price classification of fitness clubs in the Moscow region, the cost of the annual subscription for the low-cost segment does not exceed 15 thousand rubles, for the segment" economy "is from 15 to 30 thousand rubles, for the segment" comfort "-from 30 to 50 thousand," business "— from 50 to 80 thousand and" premium" — more than 80 thousand rubles a year, " — said Loginova.
According to a survey conducted by the front, only 38% of Russians are systematically engaged in physical culture.
According to the authors of the initiative, tax deductions will stimulate citizens to healthy lifestyle.
The President of Russia Vladimir Putin instructed to work out the possibility of providing citizens with tax deductions from the amounts spent on sports and health services.
The Head of State gave such an order to the government following the meeting of the presidential Council for the development of physical culture and sports held on July 20, 2018.