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Stop the Tan Tax: Your next message to your U.S. representatives

Wednesday, May 16th, 2018

Help us stop the tan tax and the war against women! ASA will post a different message every two weeks for you to copy and paste into an email to your US representative. There will also be a link that will direct you to your representatives email portal to make it that much easier. This message and link will be posted on AmericanSuntanning.org and on Smarttan.com every two weeks.

Set your calendar to remind you to go to one of the sites to get your new message and complete your plea to your representative. Sending the email will take less than a minute, so if you have time, make a call to your member and leave the same message over the phone. Imagine if every member of the indoor tanning industry were to contact their representative twice a month to remind them of how devastating the tan tax has been to their business or their job. Imagine the impact it would have on making the tan tax repeal a priority and finally putting an end to this onerous tax. Stop imagining and take action today.

HERE’S YOUR FOURTH MESSAGE:

THE TAN TAX CONTINUES TO DEVASTATE WOMEN-OWNED BUSINESSES 

After eight years of the unfair Tan Tax, more than 10,000 businesses have closed and more than 100,000 women have lost their jobs. How long must we wait before Congress repeals this onerous tax that is killing jobs and businesses? No other industry in history has been selectively targeted to be taxed while their less professional competitors are not. Yes, that’s right. Fitness clubs that do not have a professionally trained tanning operators have been exempted giving these unprofessional tanning operators an unfair advantage. Making matters worse, this tax has only raised a small fraction of its projections and has failed in every way possible. In 2009, CBO projected the Tan Tax would generate $270 million per year. OMB and IRS reveal that the Tan Tax has raised only $79 million per year and those numbers continue to shrink. Before the 10% tan tax was implemented in 2010, there were more than 18,000 primarily women-owned tanning salons in the US employing more than 160,000 women. How many more women need to lose their businesses and their jobs before something is done? PLEASE support the repeal of this unfair tax.

REPEAL THE UNFAIR 10% TAN TAX – SUPPORT H.R. 1150 AND S. 2600

To send your message, please click the following link:

http://salsa3.salsalabs.com/o/51037/p/dia/action4/common/public/?action_KEY=21734

If you need assistance in contacting your representative or if you would like more information about the ASA, call 855-879-7678 or email contact@americansuntanning.org.


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