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NY court to decide if lap dance is tax-exempt art.

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ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — They may never be confused with "Swan Lake," but an upstate New York strip club says its nude lap dances are every bit as much an art form and should be exempt from state taxes.

 

So far, the state tax department and an appeals court disagree and want the Nite Moves club in Albany to pay up $124,000 it says it owes taxes.

 

New York's highest court gets a shot at the arguments Wednesday when the two sides face off at the Court of Appeals.

 

Tax officials say sales taxes were paid on the club's nonalcoholic drinks, but are also owed on admission and so-called "couch sales," where patrons pay for private or lap dances.

 

Nite Moves claims the dances are exempt under state tax law as "live dramatic or musical arts performances." The exemption also applies to theater or ballet. The club is relying on testimony from a cultural anthropologist who has studied exotic dance and visited Nite Moves."

 

 

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Geez... Uncle Sam wants to tax lap dances? Is there anything that Uncle Sam doesn't want to tax? * Nods head in disbelief *

 

 

Some things SHOULD be taxed! Legalize pot, tax it to death, that's your deficit gone right there...

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Legalize pot, tax it to death, that's your deficit gone right there...

 

 

Too much egg on the face of years of nonsense "war on drugs".

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