An Act to amend the Income Tax Act (vitamins)

This bill was last introduced in the 39th Parliament, 2nd Session, which ended in September 2008.

This bill was previously introduced in the 39th Parliament, 1st Session.

Sponsor

Joy Smith  Conservative

Introduced as a private member’s bill. (These don’t often become law.)

Status

Not active, as of May 3, 2006
(This bill did not become law.)

Summary

This is from the published bill. The Library of Parliament often publishes better independent summaries.

The purpose of this enactment is to expand the list of allowable medical expense deductions in the Income Tax Act to include expenses incurred for vitamin supplements, mineral supplements, dietary vitamin supplements and dietary mineral supplements.

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Income Tax ActRoutine Proceedings

May 3rd, 2006 / 3:20 p.m.
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Conservative

Joy Smith Conservative Kildonan—St. Paul, MB

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-246, An Act to amend the Income Tax Act (vitamins).

Mr. Speaker, this bill, an act to amend the Income Tax Act (vitamins), is important to all Canadians who use vitamins and other supplements to maintain their health. The purpose of this enactment is to expand the list of allowable medical expense deductions in the Income Tax Act to include expenses incurred for vitamin supplements, mineral supplements, dietary vitamin supplements or dietary mineral supplements.

I urge all members to support this bill. We all know that Canadians need to stay healthy and this bill encourages that through a tax break.

(Motions deemed adopted, bill read the first time and printed)