Senate Kills Botox Tax, Adds Tanning Tax
It could soon cost more to get that bronzed look indoors
By John Johnson, Newser Staff
Posted Dec 19, 2009 11:42 AM CST
A woman catches some rays in a tanning bed.   (PRNewsFoto/ETS Tan LLC)

(Newser) – The Senate bill on health care reform has good news and bad for those who use artificial means to look better in the mirror. The legislation scraps a proposed 5% tax on cosmetic surgery but adds a 10% tax on indoor tanning beds that deliver UV rays. "The only good news for tanners is that the tax becomes effective on July 1, 2010, so fake sun seekers have the entire winter to enjoy the last round of tax-free tans," writes Patricia Murphy at Politics Daily.

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Dec 21, 2009 4:19 AM CST
@cjasonhall Couldn't agree more. Sometime after generation X and Y came generation "Me". The one that doesn't want to work and expects everything for free.
Dec 21, 2009 2:11 AM CST
"it takes a lot of money to look that cheap...."
Dec 20, 2009 10:26 AM CST
shockm, I would like to see some evidence of this. I'd also like you to back away slowly before calling me an idiot, because on the strength of what you've written here, you're not really in a great position to be doing so.