Andrew McCullough, a Utah-based attorney representing Nite Moves, didnt immediately respond to messages seeking comment on the ruling. McCullough told the Associated Press that he and his clients are disappointed with the ruling and are considering alternatives that include a petition to the U.S. Supreme Court.
The club had appealed an assessment of $124,000 in sales tax plus interest, Cary B. Ziter, a spokesman for the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, said in a telephone interview.
Weve been saying all along that they failed to prove that a tax exemption applied in this situation, Ziter said in a statement. Were pleased with this decision, because it gives similar business clear guidance on the issue of sales tax when it comes to live exotic dance establishments.
The case is 677 New Loudon Corp. v. New York Tax Appeals Tribunal, 157, New York Court of Appeals (Albany).
LOL. New Yorkers love the sex and nudity but never ever let a chance to tax pass them by.
What!? Well just DAMN!!!
In Houston, the lesbian mayor supported a “rape tax” on Houston’s non-topless t!ttybars. You can’t even show nipples with the sale of alcohol.
Yet we have one of the nation’s largest gay pride parades.
Down is up. Consenting adults are not all equal. Especially consenting heterosexuals in “private” (vs. public streets).
Since the adult entertainment industry vote went overwhelmingly for the Obermahdi, I say tax them until their pasties fall off.
I know that this will make it harder for all those sincere exotic dancers to take care of their sick mothers or pay for their college tuition, but elections have consequences and so does stupidity.
We live in Ohio and went to NY for fertility treatment.
The nurse said it was her duty to inform us that it is illegal in NY to bring semen in from out of state. To conform with the letter of the law, I would need to wait until we crossed the state line before I processed my deposit.
I couldnt help but wonder if they had sperm police in NY state and, if so, what their badges looked like.
As an accountant, I find this more amusing than most tax-accounting details ;-).
At my employer in Texas, we always enjoyed the weird elements of New York tax law, even though compliance was a nightmare.
Strip clubs of every stripe stripped of tax exemption.