War on 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.

June 11, 2018 Message:

WOMEN BUSINESS OWNERS ARE BEING ATTACKED

Female business owners are being attacked by the federal government while male-dominated businesses are thriving. How do I know the federal government is targeting women? Fitness clubs and other non-salon businesses that are dominated by men don’t have to pay the tan tax. Fitness clubs have unregulated, unsupervised tanning and continue to grow, while professionally certified tanning salons are closing.

Over 70% of tanning salon owners are women, 99% of our employees are women, and more than 75% of tanning consumers are women. And because of this 10% tax, more than 100,000 women have lost their businesses and jobs. The tax has raised a small fraction of what it originally proposed and is a complete failure. Attacking small businesses ran by female owners and employees is not a solution to any problem.

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

To send your message, please click the following link:

http://salsa3.salsalabs.com/o/51037/p/dia/action4/common/public/?action_KEY=21817

May 29, 2018 Message:

THE TAN TAX UNFAIRLY TARGETS WOMEN

It’s been eight years since the beginning of the unfair Tan Tax. What other industry has been selectively targeted and taxed? NONE. While 10,000 businesses have closed and more than 100,000 women have lost their jobs, fitness clubs and other less professional competitors are thriving. However, they do not have adequately trained tanning operators.

Even worse, the CBO estimated the Tan Tax to raise $270 million per year but it has only brought in a small fraction of their projection of $79 million per year. In addition to the Tan Tax being a financial failure, women have been failed as well. Before the tax was started in 2010, women owned a little more than 18,000 tanning salons and employed over 160,000 women. Now? The numbers have drastically fallen. How many more women will be targeted and lose everything they worked for?

Please help us repeal the cruel tan tax and end the war on women!

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=21777

May 15, 2018 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

April 30, 2018 Message:

WOMEN BUSINESS OWNERS NEED YOUR HELP NOW!

Women’s businesses continue to close every day due to the unfair tan tax and we need your help NOW! After eight years of this unfair tax, more than 10,000 businesses have closed and more than 100,000 women have lost their jobs. 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=21688

April 16, 2018 Message:

WOMEN ENTREPRENEURS HIT WITH UNFAIR TAN TAX!

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. After eight years of this unfair tax, more than 10,000 businesses have closed and more than 100,000 women have lost their jobs. 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. By closing 10,000 businesses and putting more than 100,000 American women out of work, the Tan Tax may actually cost The U.S. Treasury in lost income taxes, lost payroll taxes, unemployment insurance and SBA loan defaults. Women’s businesses continue to close every day due to the tan tax. Women business owners need your help NOW! 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=21658

April 2, 2018 Message:

PLEASE STOP ATTACKING PROFESSIONAL WOMEN IN BUSINESS!

The federal government is attacking female-business owners while giving male-dominated businesses a free pass. How do I know the federal government is targeting women? Because fitness clubs and other non-salon male-dominated businesses don’t have to pay the tax. While fitness clubs with unregulated, unsupervised tanning continue to grow, professionally certified tanning salons are closing their doors. Women make up the majority of the indoor tanning industry – nationally over 70% of tanning salon owners are women, 99% of our employees are women, and more than 75% of tanning consumers are women. Thanks to the 10% tan tax, more than 100,000 women have lost their jobs and their businesses. This tax has only raised a small fraction of its projections and has failed in every way possible. Attacking female small business owners and employees cannot be a viable solution to any problem. It’s time for this unfair tax to end.

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

To send your message, please click the following link:

http://salsa3.salsalabs.com/o/51037/p/dia/action4/common/public/?action_KEY=21614

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.