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VIDEO: First ObamaCare Tax Frustrates Tanning Salon Owners

RALEIGH — The first tax under ObamaCare is a 10 percent sales tax on indoor tanning salons. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act required tanning salons to start collecting the tax July 1. However, business owners across the country are unsure of details related to the tax, because the IRS released its rules only weeks before the deadline.

The influential American Academy of Dermatology pushed for the inclusion of the tax, which is projected to collect $2.7 billion over 10 years. But the academy hopes individuals will stop patronizing indoor tanning salons altogether, which would result in the collection of no tax revenues.

To watch CarolinaJournal.tv’s full report on the tanning tax, click on the video.