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IRS to Tax Tanning Service Providers

Submitted by admin on Thu, 6/17/2010 - 12:00 am

The IRS just issued a regulation that will go into effect on July 1, 2010, requiring all tanning service providers to collect and remit to the IRS, a 10% tax on their services.

This tax seems right inline with the government entry into the health care field, and tanning is being viewed as a related cause of skin cancer, therefore if they tax the services at 10% it could help offset the cost of treating skin cancer. Catch the wording in the regulations “?imposed by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.” Anyone think this may cause people to just go outside for awhile? You can’t tax the sun?..just yet.

This tax will not apply to phototherapy services performed by a licensed medical professional, or physical fitness facilities that offer tanning services as part of their regular fees.

Click here to read the IRS post