Strip Club Claims Lap Dances Are Just As Arty As Other Dances & Should Be Tax Exempt

Strip Club Claims Lap Dances Are Just As Arty As Other Dances & Should Be Tax Exempt

Is there a difference between bumping and grinding to the beat while sort of sitting on someone’s lap, and creating art through dance? One strip club in New York doesn’t think so, and as such, wants to be exempt from state taxes just like any other artistic venue. The club is on the line for $124,000 in unpaid taxes and is heading off to the Court of Appeals to face the state tax department with lap dances at the center of the fight. [More]