Albany, NY - Strip clubs that haven't been turning over sales taxes on lap dances may find themselves more broke than a customer in their champagne room in the wake of a landmark court ruling.

A state appeals court has dismissed a bid by an Albany-area strip club to wiggle out of paying $125,000 in back sales taxes on lap dances and admission fees charged to customers -- and the ruling is arousing "exotic" dance clubs in the Big Apple.

Nite Moves in upstate Latham had sued the state, arguing that dancing at its club is performance art worthy of a sales-tax exemption -- like ballet.

Tom Stewart
6/13/2011 01:41:40 pm

Let's not give Governor Chaffee any ideas!


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