Tan-a-holics, prepare to be singed. Uncle Sam will begin collecting a 10 percent tax on all indoor tanning sessions starting July 1, as part of a little-known provision in the new health care reform law. “That’s a pretty big chunk,” said James Sims, 28, an avid indoor tanner in New York, who typically spends about $400 a year on a package of 10-minute tanning sessions.Sims, one of an estimated 28 million Americans to lie under indoor ultraviolet rays each year, said the so-called “tanning tax” caught him by surprise. The measure is buried on page 902 of the 906-page health reform bill and was added in late December after lawmakers removed the “Botax” on elective cosmetic procedures, such as Botox and breast implants. Thanks Nancy.. Seems like a tax on pasty white people..
Discrimination Against Tan People