A lot of people may consider the strip club an escape, but is calling it a form of therapy a bit of a stretch?
In an attempt to avoid paying $3.1 million in state taxes, the Penthouse Executive Club in New York City tried to claim that their dancers aren’t just strippers, but love and sex therapists offering nontaxable services.
The club recently presented their argument to the state’s tax appeals tribunal, saying that “what is provided in its clubs is not entertainment, but rather a nontaxable service similar to a therapeutic massage conducted in a sensual manner or personal services provided by a sex therapist.”
Not surprisingly, the tribunal didn’t agree and the club had been ordered to pay the full amount.
At least they tried.