Lap Dances Subject to Sales Tax

NEW YORK – The New York Court of Appeals has ruled that lap dances are not art, therefore they are not exempt from state sales tax. Nite Moves was assessed $124,000 of back sales taxes on cover charges and lap dance fees collected from customers. Nite Moves said that lap dances are covered by the…


NY Goes Paperless

ALBANY, NY – As of September 4, the Department of Taxation launched a more business friendly online sales tax system. The customer-focused system uses state-of-the-art technology to perform all sales tax filing and reporting tasks online. It was developed based on requests and input from business users. Businesses can store bank information for future returns…