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Tax Increase Hurting Tanning Salons?

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KENNEWICK, Wash.- The 10% tanning tax increase is in effect.  Are tanning salons seeing a change in business?

We spoke with indoor tanning salons.  Most say it is too early to tell.  Customers are angry about the tax increase, but they are still tanning.

This could be because tanning packages bought before the new law won't change in price.  But now, when tanners purchase a new membership they will pay the extra bucks.

There are ways you can get your tan for the same price.  Spry tanning, tanning beds at apartments and most gyms are not affected by the tax.