Important Tanning Tax Information
for Sundays Blue Box Members

Dear Member:

As you may be aware, the government recently passed a tax on tanning services as part of the health care bill. Despite our hard efforts to stop the tax, salons are required as of July 1, 2010 to start charging a 10% tax on all tanning services. Sundays Blue Box will be adding the 10% tax starting with your July 1, 2010 monthly membership billing. Depending on your membership level, this tax will increase your monthly billing by $1.88-$3.88. Please note this tax does not apply to Mystic or VersaSpa memberships.

Sundays Blue Box values our clients and we will be giving you back your “tax” with a FREE upgrade tan each month your membership is active. The free upgrade meets or exceeds the additional billing amount as the value is $5. The free upgrade will be automatically added to your in-store account on the 1st of the month.

Sundays Blue Box will continue to fight and try to repeal the tan tax for our clients! Keep your eye out in the salons for any information on how you can help the fight.

Below is an outline of how we calculate the tax:

CLUB TANN - $18.88/MONTH MEMBERSHIPS - A 10% tax on this membership will be $1.88; however, Sundays Blue box will give you one level upgrade each month for free. We can not control what the government has done with the tan tax, but we can give you increased value with a free upgrade.

BLUE BOX ADVANTAGE - $38.88/MONTH MEMBERSHIPS - A 10% tax on this membership will be $3.88; however, Sundays Blue box will give you one level upgrade each month for free. We can not control what the government has done with the tan tax, but we can give you increased value with a free upgrade.

BLUE BOX MYSTIC/VERSASPA - $48.88/MONTH - This is a spray tan membership and therefore is not affected by the tax. There are no changes.

BLUE BOX PASSPORT- $68.88/MONTH - This membership has unlimited tanning bed use and unlimited Mystic/VersaSpa use, so the value of the membership is calculated at $48.88 for the UV Free (non-taxable) equipment. An extra $20 for the taxable tanning beds is added, so the taxable part of this membership is only $20/month.

We appreciate all of our loyal customers and we are doing our best to offset any costs to you on this tan tax. Please continue to write your Congressmen and Senators and let them know how unfair this tax is, especially since it targets women. Over 80% of tanning customers and salon employees are women, and the far majority are middle class. This tax began as a Botox tax but was switched at last minute by powerful lobbying efforts, to include a tan tax. Although the governement has stated they expect to collect 160 million dollars in revenue, at a recent tanning convention accountants estimated the actual tax that the government will recover will be closer to 40 million and the cost to collect the tax could be more than 40 million.

This is a bad tax that was placed on the health bill at the last minute. Until we are able to get the tax repealed, we will offset the cost to you in a free upgrade.

NOTE: This tax applies on memberships, sessions, and upgrades. There is no tax on UV free, sunless, or tanning lotions. Another advantage of Sundays Blue Box is that with your lotion purchase you receive full 100% rebate in free tanning and that will not fall under the tan tax.

Sincerely,

Dennis Ligon
President Sundays Blue Box Tanning Resort

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