Indoor tanning tax: Should it stay or should it go?

Jan. 9, 2017
As members of Congress inch closer to repealing the Affordable Care Act (ACA), questions remain on whether or not to repeal the taxes implemented as part of the law. There are roughly 21 new or increased taxes folded into the ACA ― including the 10 percent excise tax on indoor tanning. The debate hinges on whether Congress should scrap the entire bill including all the taxes ― leaving little revenue in place to cover the subsidies for those insured under the ACA until a replacement plan is put in place ― versus keeping the taxes in place for a larger tax reform effort down the road.