Kentucky House Bill 8 Passes

Kentucky House Bill 8 Passes


Dear Clients,

Due to the passing of Kentucky House Bill 8, effective January 1st 2023, we must tax on all services unless deemed medically necessary.

To read the new bill, please click here:

This new law requires massage therapists to apply a 6 percent sales tax for all massage therapy services except when the massage service is medically necessary.

Gift certificates redeemed after January 1, 2023, will be subject to the 6 percent sales tax unless the massage is deemed โ€œmedically necessary.โ€ In addition, all forms of payment for massage therapy are taxable.

We will not be taxing any pre-paid services or packages that have been or will be purchased prior to this new law going into effect on January 1, 2023.

What is deemed a ‘medically necessary’ massage?

Medical necessity is determined by the clientโ€™s prescribing practitioner(s). Eligible prescribing practitioners are those whose licenses currently legally allow them to write prescriptions in the state of Kentucky (e.g. Primary Care Practitioners (PCPs), Chiropractors, Psychiatrists, etc.).

Prescriptions can be written for a year or more based on what is agreed upon between the prescribing practitioner and the client.

If you have ANY questions or concerns, please let us know!

Phone: 502-966-7211
1679 Old Preston Hwy N
Louisville, KY 40229