Last month, The IndoorTanning Association organized a “Repeal the Tan Tax” event in D.C., sending lobbyists to drum up support for a push to repeal the tan tax.
It looks like the Republican Party is going to be introducing the bill to repeal the tax.
Reasons for repealing the tan tax are as follows:
- The tax brings in less money than was projected so it really isn’t that effective.
- The tax unfairly targets smaller, lower-earning businesses with a large percentage of women owners.
- The tax has hurt many businesses and tanning customers, many of them women and college students.
- An estimated 18,000 tanning businesses have closed, resulting in the loss of some 24,000 jobs.
It will be interesting to see what happens next. Cross your fingers that the bill goes through!
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