This went into effect at approximately 8:15am this morning.
Tanning enthusiasts will have to shell out more to achieve the golden shade. The health care law imposes a 10 percent tax on the service.
John Overstreet, the executive director of The Indoor Tanning Association, decried the new tax calling it, “a crummy, crummy way to make tax policy.”
Lawmakers had considered taxing elective cosmetic procedures, but changed the language to tax indoor tanning services instead.
“We’ve been hit by the recession already,” Overstreet said. “A 10 percent tax will be a body blow to the industry.”
But UV-emitting tanning devices have been classified as “carcinogenic to humans” by the International Agency for Research on Cancer, which is part of the World Health Organization.
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