NY taxing yoga. What did they ever do too you?

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    Yoga Gets Off the Mat to Fight New York's Tax Man - Businessweek



    Seriously, liberals hate yoga now?

    That conservative bastion of health and fitness?


    Is nothing sacred to "you people?!?!"




    :lol:


    but really. What gives? Afraid to tax gas some more?
     
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    Desperate times call for desperate measures, one supposes.
     
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    What's the problem with this?

    If they are making a profit by doing business..they should be taxed.
     
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    looks like they were previously enjoying a "loop-hole."

    "Grant’s plea is in reaction to New York City’s decision that yoga studios be categorized as fitness centers, instead of movement spaces, and thus subject to a sales tax rate of 4.5 percent. (Dance studios aren’t taxed.) The change isn’t very new—it went on the books last April—but New York studio owners say they were never notified. That is, not until auditors started showing up in January and fining studios for back taxes for as much as three years."
     
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    It's humor.

    I assumed they would be getting taxed anyway.

    the funny part is going to come when they start taking "donations" and trades of service.


    That's how a lot of alternative help gets by.

    You don't pay me for a service, you donate money to me.


    I run a side business as a massage therapist. To avoid taxes and the pain that comes with the forms, I don't charge an hourly rate to give a massage. when I come across another MT, I will trade.



    Plus a lack of taxation allowed these business to flourish.

    Thus the irony I so love.
     

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