It’s official. The much-anticipated “tanning tax” went into affect on July 1st, 2010. The ten percent tax on individuals receiving indoor tanning services was put in place by the U.S. federal government in an effort to generate $2.7 billion over the next ten years for health care reform, and to reduce the incidents of skin cancer as a result of exposure to ultraviolet lights from tanning beds (which were officially classified as carcinogenic in 2009).
Thoughts? If you tan in a salon, will the tax force you to cutback? And if you don’t use tanning beds, what’s your tip for getting glistening skin without the burn?