Strip Club Claimed Dancers Were Therapists to Avoid Taxes
Call me crazy, but I feel like it's pretty tough to help someone reach a mental and emotional breakthrough when you're gyrating bottomless to Whitesnake.
The Penthouse Executive Club in New York City tried to get out of paying $3.1 million in state taxes back in 2011 with one creative claim. They said their dancers weren't strippers, they were therapists.
In their arguments to the state tax department, they wrote: "what is provided is not entertainment, but rather a nontaxable service similar to a therapeutic massage conducted in a sensual manner or personal services provided by a sex therapist."
Unfortunately for them, an appeals board didn't see it that way and last week, they ruled that the club does have to pay the $3.1 million in taxes.
Read more at New York Daily News.