Health-Care Changes to Start Taking Effect This Year (Correct) - Bloomberg Health care bill imposes 10% tax on tanning salon customers - Mar. 24, 2010 Obama is taxing indoor services at tanning salons at 10%. In the second linked article, a tanning patron indicates that she needs tanning sessions in order to sustain certain levels of vitamin D. Also, spray tans have no adverse effects on skin health. As devil's advocate, it would be fair to say that if the situation were reversed, the NAACP would condemn this tax as racist - as a substantial majority of those that utilize tanning services are white. Of course, to date I have yet to see any 'white' groups raising holy hell at this tax that is clearly affecting 99.9% whites and 0.1% non-whites. Nevermind that 9,000 jobs are now in jeopardy and 1,000 salons are at risk of closing their doors. Pondering the inevitable....isn't it clear that this is a 'white' tax? Seems to be so. That said, I don't tan and don't plan to ever tan. However, I am aware that it is (was) a thriving industry which provided a tremendous amount of jobs, etc.