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Philadelphia wants sales tax on lap dances at Gentlemen's Clubs

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by EStreetJoe, Jul 23, 2013.

  1. EStreetJoe

    EStreetJoe Well-Known Member


    The city hit several Gentlemen's Clubs with huge tax bills contending that lap dances aren't exempt from the city's entertainment sales tax.
    Clubs are countering sales tax is already being paid on admission to the club, collecting on lap dances is double-taxation. They are also trying to contend that the lap dances are theater and as such are exempt under the tax law.
  2. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    Also known as the Ho Tell Tax.
  3. pressboxer

    pressboxer Active Member

    Maybe Detroit should try this.
  4. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    So which suburban Philly municipality will be seeing an upswing in new titty bar openings?
  5. Drip

    Drip Active Member

    Chester County would be a safe bet.
  6. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    I'm fine with this, as long as they have to pick the change the same way they pick up the singles... :D
  7. zagoshe

    zagoshe Well-Known Member


    Politician's greed generally lead to situations where business is forced elsewhere -- then they blame the other side when there is a lack of jobs.
  8. hondo

    hondo Well-Known Member

    Next thing you know customers will have to send out 1099s for 30 minutes in the VIP room.
  9. EStreetJoe

    EStreetJoe Well-Known Member

    Since Chester County is south of the city and closest to the stadiums and arenas that would be a very good bet.

    However don't discount a southern Bucks County municipality like Bensalem (just north of the city) that many commuters and fans pass through and is already home to a casino.

    Not sure how the western suburbs in Montgomery County would be.
  10. Drip

    Drip Active Member

    Rumor has it that the Mayor is trying to push a tax on hookers. Stay tuned for that one.
  11. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    It will be a 1099-(very)EZ.
  12. Batman

    Batman Well-Known Member

    Or they'll create a new form and call it the 1069.
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