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At Least They Haven’t Figured Out How To Tax Sunlight… Yet: Tanning Bed Tax Now A Permanent Fixture

June 10, 2013 by  

House Speaker John Boehner, “Tanning Mom,” bodybuilders and teenage girls throughout the Nation, be advised: The “temporary” tax levied against indoor tanning services in 2010 as a part of Obamacare will be made permanent on Tuesday.

The tax — which until now was considered temporary while the Internal Revenue Service “collected feedback” on how it should be applied — was designed to help offset Obamacare costs. Proponents of the measure estimated that it would raise $2.7 billion in revenue to help soften the economic impact of the President’s healthcare overhaul.

“After considering the written comments and comments made at the public hearing, the proposed regulations are adopted as final regulations by this Treasury decision and the corresponding temporary regulations are removed,” says a notice to be filed in the Federal Register.

Lawmakers opposed to the measure have argued that the 10 percent tanning tax unfairly penalizes 18,000 American small-business owners offering tanning services, but efforts to repeal the measure have been unsuccessful.

Sam Rolley

Staff writer Sam Rolley began a career in journalism working for a small town newspaper while seeking a B.A. in English. After learning about many of the biases present in most modern newsrooms, Rolley became determined to find a position in journalism that would allow him to combat the unsavory image that the news industry has gained. He is dedicated to seeking the truth and exposing the lies disseminated by the mainstream media at the behest of their corporate masters, special interest groups and information gatekeepers.

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