In case you haven't heard by now, NC is in a serious budget crunch right now. The NC legislature is considering taxing certain "pleasure services." ALL MTs in NC are referred to in Chapter 90 of the General Statutes as "licensed healthcare providers" and the setting that someone works in has nothing to do with that designation. As such, unless ALL healthcare services and providers are taxed, massage therapists should not be singled out as a "pleasure service." The only way to stop this is to contact your legislator NOW!
Please share this information with every massage therapist you know in NC and every business that employs massage therapists. Spa/salon owners and individual estheticians, nail technicians and cosmetologists - you may want to research how much more this could affect your other services and business as well.
for more details on how to get in touch with your local representatives and speak up. You can also keep up with the latest information and post your own comments or thoughts on my blog at http://blog.spalutions.com
. It is not too late to do something - but one day soon it will be. Do something today
to prevent sales tax from being added to massage therapy and other personal services.