Lap Dance Tax

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    NY Court Says Juice Bar's Lap Dances Are Taxable

    Strip clubs that serve non-alcoholic drinks have to pay taxes on fees charged for lap dances and admission to the clubs, a state court has ruled.

    The four Appellate Division justices agreed with a Tax Appeals Tribunal that dances onstage or in private rooms at Nite Moves in suburban Albany don't qualify for the tax exemption as "dramatic or musical arts performances."


    The club's attorney said Friday they probably will appeal, maintaining they had made the case that Nite Moves is entitled to the tax exemption that also applies, for example, to the theater performances of ballet.

    "We admit the ballet is a little different and maybe a little more finely tuned," McCullough said. Their expert, a cultural anthropologist who has studied exotic dance and visited Nite Moves, testified that these too are choreographed performances that should qualify for the exemption.

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