Strip club wants to avoid taxes by claiming dances are "works of art"... nice
A New York strip club is hoping to avoid a massive tax bill by claiming it's dances are "works of art" and therefore should be exempt from the €97,000 bill.
If you’ve been to a strip you’ll know that the performances can often be worthy of an artistic dance award, of some sort. In fairness, hanging upside down on a pole can be challenging to say the least, especially while wearing little to no clothing and having a pole chafe you in places you didn't even know existed.
That’s according to one New York strip club who is looking to avoid paying a massive tax bill by claiming they sell live art as opposed to sleazy strip teases.
The strip club in question is called Nite Moves and according to their attorney Andrew McCullough, "If you saw what these dancers do, you'd be saying: "It's not the Bolshoi, but it's good"." The Bolshoi is a famous ballet theatre in Moscow, in case you’re wondering.
The case has hit the headlines over in the US and everyone has been throwing their two cents in on the matter. One dancer told AP news that, “It’s definitely a form of art. Some girls are up there practising for hours when nobody's in here."
However, not everyone feels the same. New York state solicitor Robert Goldfard argued: "If the women kept their clothes on, no one would be coming to this bar for the dance performances."
Well, he has a point there. So is stripping an art form? We think it depends on who’s doing it…
It seriously depends on who's doing it...