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High court: Lap dances are taxable
Lap dances at strip clubs aren’t exempt from sales taxes, New York’s highest court ruled Tuesday in a 4-3 decision.
In a case pitting an Albany-area strip club against the state Tax Appeals Tribunal, the Court of Appeals said cover charges and fees for “private dances” are taxable.
The majority of judges said the club’s claim that “dramatic or musical arts performances” were tax-exempt...