Proposed Tax on Cosmetic Surgery Procedures Replaced by Tanning Bed Tax

Good news for cosmetic surgery patients and surgeons: the Senate has thrown out the proposed tax on elective cosmetic surgical and non surgical procedures! After much opposition to the proposed 5 percent excise tax (read more), the bill now proposes a 10 percent increase on indoor tanning.

We expect similar opposition to this proposal, because like the proposed cosmetic surgery tax, a tax on tanning beds would also disproportionately affect women.

Hopefully this is the end of the discussion on taxing medical procedures, but we will continue to keep you updated!