Tax on tanning costs $2.7 billion
ObamaCare’s first tax increase-a 10 percent tax-starts today. This $2.7 billion tax is the first of ObamaCare’s $569 billion tax increase.
The new tax adds 10 percent to the cost of tanning services businesses provide. Some 30 million Americans visit a tanning salon at least once a year and 75 percent of the employees and customers are women, according to industry sources.
Out of the approximately 19,000 professional indoor tanning salons, more than 50 percent are owned by women and employ approximately 160,000 workers.
According to this Wall Street Journal article, ObamaCare’s tanning tax is causing all kinds of problems for business owners who provide tanning services as well as other products or those who include tanning services as part of a gym membership.
For previous ObamaCare Flatlines, go to http://www.gop.gov/obamacare.