The Nutter Administration has decided to appeal the Tax Review Board’s ruling that such a tax is out of bounds.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Paul Steinke, general manager of Reading Terminal Market, says the future of Delilah’s is unclear.
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