This bill — the Tanning Tax Repeal Act of 2018 — would repeal the 10% excise tax on indoor tanning services which was imposed by the Affordable Care Act (commonly known as Obamacare).
- Not enactedThe President has not signed this bill
- The house has not voted
- The senate has not voted
Committee on FinanceIntroducedMarch 22nd, 2018
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What is Senate Bill S. 2600?
Cost of Senate Bill S. 2600
In-Depth: Introduced by Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) and cosponsored by Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND), this bill would repeal the 10% tax on tanning services imposed by Obamacare.
The tanning bed industry has argued that the tax has forced many small operators out of business and some evidence shows a drop demand that could be tied to the tax, although other factors (like competition from spray-tan facilities) could be responsible.
Of Note: Repeal of the tanning tax was included in the GOP’s American Health Care Act, which would’ve repealed and replaced Obamacare had it not stalled in the Senate.
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