Sweatin’ for a tax break

In the A Dozen Nudges chapter, Nudge highlights private companies that have adopted incentive-based health plans that reward people for exercising and quitting smoking. In the U.S., one state has decided to tax unhealthy residents. Now legislators from Alberta, Canada, may be the first to give people a tax credit–$500–for exercising.

(O)rganized sports requiring “sustained, prolonged activity” likely will be eligible for the credit, including hockey, soccer and skiing, along with organized running and hiking clubs.

Hat tip: Justin McDonald



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