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Make sports and gym memberships tax deductible
Petition Background (Preamble):
With sports club memberships and gym memberships becoming a tax deductible expense it would promote preventative health measures for many in Australian society and help reduce obesity, diabetes and heart disease. It would also increase the demand and therefore revenue for local sporting clubs making them less reliant on federal, state and local government funding as well as making them a more affordable option for many people where previously the cost is simply too high.
At the other end of the spectrum the flow on effects of this policy would more than likely see a reduction in healthcare expenses to tax payers. It would also more than likely see a reduction in the reliance of government funding for community sporting clubs. These positive financial affects would greatly contribute to offset any reduction in tax revenue the government would see should this policy by legislated.
The Make sports and gym memberships tax deductible petition to Australian Federal Government was written by Chris McDonnell and is in the category Health at GoPetition. Contact author here. Petition tags: preventative medicine, fitness, health clubs