We wish we were sitting in the courtroom for this one — New York’s highest court today heard arguments from the owners of a New York strip club.
They’re arguing they shouldn’t have to pay sales taxes on nude lap dances because they’re a tax-exempt art, just like a ballet performance or a play. Lap dancing is a “live dramatic or musical arts performance” under New York state tax law, in their view.
Their expert witness? A cultural anthropologist who studies exotic dance.
Hold onto your seats for that decision.