New York Court: Lap Dances Aren’t Art And Can Be Taxed
Submitted by Cheston Catalano
New York’s top court says lap dances aren’t art like the ballet, and so they should not receive tax breaks.
The state’s top court split 4 to 3. Dissenting justices conclude there’s no distinction in state law between “highbrow dance and lowbrow dance,” so the case raises “significant constitutional problems.”
The lawsuit was filed by Nite Moves, an adult club in suburban Albany that was arguing its fees for admission and private dances are exempt from sales taxes.