LINCOLN (KPTM)- Tanning Salon Owners spoke their peace at a public hearing in Lincoln Thursday afternoon. They want to change the way their industry is classified in the state of Nebraska.
The salons are now recognized as a member of the entertainment industry and with that comes an admission tax that owners are responsible to pay to the state.
"We've always been misclassified," said Michelle Grubbs, Owner of Max Tan in Lincoln.
In 1988 the industry was classified as entertainment.
"We couldn't fight back because the industry was too small at that time," said Grubbs after Thursday's public hearing.
Tanning salon owners want to be classified as a personal service, not entertainment, exempting them from the admission tax.
The state's Revenue Committee will look into the change when the Legislature reconvenes next year.
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