Tanning Tax is in Effect

The tanning tax is officially in effect since July 1st, 2010. Anyone getting an indoor tan will pay an extra 10% tax for the services. Many tanning salon owners and customers are outraged and feel like they’re being punished. 

“It’s terrible,” said Jan Meshon, owner of City Sun Tanning in New York City.

Meshon goes on to tell cnnmoney.com, “We’ll do everything to keep our customers, but they are very upset by this, he said. “When they first hear about the tax, their reaction is, ‘What? How did that get in there? Why are they attacking me?”.

The constant articles and information out there on the amount skin damage and cancer caused by indoor tanning doesn’t seem to affect the millions that tan each day. Don’t people realize that they aren’t being attacked for tanning. They’re being looked after, their health and well-being is being kept in mind. Maybe if it hurts their pockets they’ll reconsider it.

The tax will not affect self tanners and spray-tans. For safe ways to get the same glow from tanning beds check out, Glow Kardashian Style and Jergens Will Make You Glow.

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2 Responses to Tanning Tax is in Effect

  1. a few years ago i went to a tanning salon. i read a magazine they had there touting that the beds are actually good for you!! Of course we ALL need light, but natural sunlight only for a few minutes each day while wearing a good spf. i no longer tan and when i go to the pool i wear a very high spf so i tan a little, but don’t burn. If you ask me, the salons should be more regulated and no one under 21 should be allowed in one. They are just giant wrinkle and cancer machines.

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