Strip Club Dances Not Tax-Exempt Art, NY Court Rules

Law360, New York (October 23, 2012, 6:37 PM EDT) -- New York's highest state court ruled Tuesday that admission charges and private dance fees collected by a strip club don't qualify for a tax exemption that applies to dramatic or musical performances, despite a dissent that questioned the distinction between highbrow and lowbrow dance.

The New York Court of Appeals ruled 4-3 that Latham, N.Y.-based Nite Moves, a juice bar that bills itself as “the hottest gentleman’s club in the Capital District,” hadn't carried its burden of proof to show that a tax exemption was warranted. ...
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