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A meeting of the Tax Review Board at City Hall last year 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 last year 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

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