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(The interior of Philadelphia club Delilah's, without the dancers.  Photo provided)

Judge Nixes Nutter Administration Attempt To Tax Lap Dances at Strip Clubs

The Nutter administration has lost in its legal battle to tax lap dances performed in the back rooms of strip clubs.

07/16/2014

A meeting of the Tax Review Board at City Hall as two strip clubs challenge the city's tax on lap dances. (Credit: Mike Dunn)

2013 IN REVIEW: Nutter Administration Attempts To Tax Lap Dances

The Nutter Administration raised eyebrows when officials tried to bring in a new source of revenue by taxing lap dances at strip clubs.

12/28/2013

A meeting of the Tax Review Board at City Hall as two strip clubs challenge the city's tax on lap dances. (Credit: Mike Dunn)

Nutter Administration To Appeal Ruling Against Lap Dance Tax

The Nutter Administration has decided to appeal the Tax Review Board’s ruling that such a tax is out of bounds.

11/22/2013

(The interior of Philadelphia club Delilah's, without the dancers.  Photo provided)

Phila. Tax Board Rejects Nutter Administration Attempt To Tax Lap Dances

The Nutter administration earlier this year had sent tax bills in the hundreds of thousands of dollars to three gentlemen’s clubs, with city officials contending that the amusement tax applies to lap dances performed in back rooms.

10/08/2013

A meeting of the Tax Review Board at City Hall as two strip clubs challenge the city's tax on lap dances. (Credit: Mike Dunn)

In Battle Over Lap Dance Tax, Strip Club Attorneys Accuse City Of Witness Intimidation

Two dancers from Club Risque explained to the Tax Review Board how they perform and charge for lap dances. And that club’s attorney, George Bochetto, pointedly accused the city’s attorney of trying to intimidate other witnesses by bringing up their own tax status.

07/26/2013

A meeting of the Tax Review Board at City Hall as two strip clubs challenge the city's tax on lap dances. (Credit: Mike Dunn)

Strip Club Owners Claim Lap Dances Are Classic ‘American Theater’

The great Philadelphia lap dance tax battle is firmly underway. Three strip clubs are challenging the mayor’s plan to slap a tax on lap dances.

07/24/2013

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Philadelphia Gentlemen’s Clubs Set To Challenge Nutter’s Decision To Tax Lap Dances

The Nutter Administration’s controversial decision to start taxing lap dances at gentleman’s clubs will be challenged this week by the club at the start of what could be a lengthy legal battle.

07/22/2013

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Tacony Strip Bar Sued After Patron Dies In I-95 Crash

George Thomas Fadgen III was 46 when he was killed in a car crash last September. An attorney says his blood alcohol content was 0.19 percent.

03/06/2013