A 10 percent tax on tanning beds went into effect Thursday in the United States to help fund the Healthcare Reform Act.
The new tax is on anyone who pays for ultraviolet indoor tanning. It does not apply to self tanning.
What do YOU think?
Personally, I LOVE this new tax! NO ONE should be tanning, and hopefully this law, and others like it, will hinder some of the tanning (especially in young people)... And I would rather the extra tax money comes from unhealthy practices (tanning, cigarettes, alcohol) than from needs like food & clothing!
My state is in the process of passing laws which will also require tanners to sign warning forms, teens to have parents present and anyone under 14 will be required to have a doctors okay... Again, I think this is awesome!
What do you all think?
Answer by Trotterswife at 5:38 PM on Jul. 1, 2010
Answer by NotPanicking at 5:41 PM on Jul. 1, 2010
I see nothing wrong with sin/luxury taxes. the taxes on non-necessities can be as high as they want to make them, its completely a personal choice to partake in these things, you want it you gotta be willing to pay for it.
Answer by emptynstr at 5:43 PM on Jul. 1, 2010
Answer by nmmama09 at 5:50 PM on Jul. 1, 2010
Answer by Crissy1213 at 6:08 PM on Jul. 1, 2010
Answer by QuinnMae at 6:14 PM on Jul. 1, 2010
Answer by 29again at 6:37 PM on Jul. 1, 2010
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Answer by vicesix at 6:49 PM on Jul. 1, 2010