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…


Exotic Dances Taxable?

NEW YORK – A nightclub owner in Albany is in court fighting more than $100,000 in back taxes, arguing that their dancers’ performances shouldn’t include sales tax under the current tax code in New York. Attorneys for the tax board have argued that since patrons pay for private dances, no artistic exemption applies. According to...