H.R.2820 - Health Equity Act of 2013

To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide for equity relating to medical costs. view all titles (2)

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  • Official: To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide for equity relating to medical costs. as introduced.
  • Short: Health Equity Act of 2013 as introduced.

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Official Summary

Health Equity Act of 2013 - Amends the Internal Revenue Code to: (1) make permanent the tax deduction allowed to self-employed individuals for health insurance costs; (2) allow a new tax deduction for the health care insurance costs of a taxpayer, the taxpayer's spouse, and dependents;

Official Summary

Health Equity Act of 2013 - Amends the Internal Revenue Code to:
(1) make permanent the tax deduction allowed to self-employed individuals for health insurance costs;
(2) allow a new tax deduction for the health care insurance costs of a taxpayer, the taxpayer's spouse, and dependents; and
(3) expand the tax deduction for medical expenses to include costs for a membership in a fitness program or athletic club, fitness equipment, or weight loss program up to $1,200 in a taxable year and allow tax-free reimbursements for such expenses up to $1,200 a year under flexible spending arrangements and health reimbursement arrangements.

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