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(Times Union)   Strip club to argue before state Supreme Court that lap-dancing is a form of artistic expression and therefore not taxable. So will paying for one count as a charitible donation to the arts?   (timesunion.com) divider line 275
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2011-10-25 11:43:59 AM  
Just report it as donations to the Hot Ass College Education Fund
 
2011-10-25 11:47:38 AM  
As an ecdysiast myself, I honestly think it should be taxed. Do I want it to be taxed? Of course not.

/we really don't report our tips, either
 
2011-10-25 11:47:55 AM  
This would redefine me as a patron of the arts
 
2011-10-25 11:52:40 AM  

ArkAngel: Just report it as donations to the Hot Ass College Education Fund


Don't forget single moms
 
2011-10-25 12:06:18 PM  

Grables'Daughter: As an ecdysiast myself, I honestly think it should be taxed. Do I want it to be taxed? Of course not.

/we really don't report our tips, either


I don't understand the purpose of using this word. You're just giving us work.
 
2011-10-25 12:33:19 PM  
Where the fark does it say that artistic expression is not taxable? If art is sold, it is taxable.
 
2011-10-25 12:34:28 PM  

SmackLT: This would redefine me as a patron of the arts


This

Also, does this mean that you commision a lapdance?
 
2011-10-25 12:35:34 PM  
still costs extra for the Jackson Pollock
 
2011-10-25 12:35:52 PM  
Well this is stupid. Why would you go the artistic route when instead you could try the religious exemption route. Last I checked there's more worshipping going on at strip clubs than in churches.
 
2011-10-25 12:36:10 PM  

kingoomieiii: Grables'Daughter: As an ecdysiast myself, I honestly think it should be taxed. Do I want it to be taxed? Of course not.

/we really don't report our tips, either

I don't understand the purpose of using this word. You're just giving us work.


Hey, she's a job creator.
 
2011-10-25 12:36:18 PM  
"Strip club to argue before state Supreme Court that lap-dancing is a form of artistic expression and therefore not taxable. So will paying for one count as a charitible donation to the arts?"

I'm going to need to see more photographic evidence of this to be able to judge whether or not I consider it "art".
 
2011-10-25 12:36:55 PM  

SmackLT: This would redefine me as a patron of the arts


Suddenly, the concept of "Philanthropist pimp-daddy" just became a possibility.
 
2011-10-25 12:37:01 PM  
Nothing solicited for the purpose of pornography or sexual arousal should be considered art.

/Paintings and clay molds could be excluded in my thought process, unless they are of Ron Jeremy or Britney Spears.
 
2011-10-25 12:37:36 PM  

Gabrielmot: "Strip club to argue before state Supreme Court that lap-dancing is a form of artistic expression and therefore not taxable. So will paying for one count as a charitible donation to the arts?"

I'm going to need to see more photographic evidence of this to be able to judge whether or not I consider it "art".


You'll know it when you see it.
 
2011-10-25 12:37:54 PM  

CygnusDarius: SmackLT: This would redefine me as a patron of the arts

Suddenly, the concept of "Philanthropist pimp-daddy" just became a possibility.


I think I'm going to have to dust off that Blaxploitation screenplay I was working on some years ago.
 
2011-10-25 12:38:09 PM  
It's a state supreme court. That's just a regular court with tomatoes and sour cream.
 
2011-10-25 12:38:23 PM  
Lap dance, Tap dance, what's the difference as long as the stripper's naked and crying?
 
2011-10-25 12:38:33 PM  
Also, I can't wait for the Art Seminar in the Champagne Room.
 
2011-10-25 12:38:34 PM  

lennavan: Well this is stupid. Why would you go the artistic route when instead you could try the religious exemption route. Last I checked there's more worshipping going on at strip clubs than in churches.


Oh God, oh God, OH, God! And I'm spent.
 
2011-10-25 12:38:57 PM  
Since when is art not taxable? If they are charging for it than it is taxable.
 
2011-10-25 12:39:28 PM  

kingoomieiii: Grables'Daughter: As an ecdysiast myself, I honestly think it should be taxed. Do I want it to be taxed? Of course not.

/we really don't report our tips, either

I don't understand the purpose of using this word. You're just giving us work.


It's fun for me.
 
2011-10-25 12:40:28 PM  
I like it when they are crying in an artistic manner
 
2011-10-25 12:42:10 PM  

Grables'Daughter: As an ecdysiast myself, I honestly think it should be taxed. Do I want it to be taxed? Of course not.

/we really don't report our tips, either


I would like to tax you.
EIP
 
2011-10-25 12:42:23 PM  

lennavan: Well this is stupid. Why would you go the artistic route when instead you could try the religious exemption route. Last I checked there's more worshipping going on at strip clubs than in churches.


Well, we could make shrines for some of the pagan gods of fertility:Aphrodite, Eros, Priapus (who's also a god of good luck, and erections), Pan, Freya, etc.
 
2011-10-25 12:42:52 PM  
"Next up, on the main stage, Candy performing "Ping Pong Ball Reverie" while dancing to "Fallen Angel" by Poison. Give it up."
 
2011-10-25 12:43:48 PM  

Grables'Daughter: As an ecdysiast myself, I honestly think it should be taxed. Do I want it to be taxed? Of course not.

/we really don't report our tips, either



So how does one get BIE?
 
2011-10-25 12:43:58 PM  

kingoomieiii: Grables'Daughter: As an ecdysiast myself, I honestly think it should be taxed. Do I want it to be taxed? Of course not.

/we really don't report our tips, either

I don't understand the purpose of using this word. You're just giving us work.


Ecdysiast (new window)
 
2011-10-25 12:45:11 PM  
There they go -- trying to tax the job creators!
 
2011-10-25 12:46:38 PM  

CygnusDarius: SmackLT: This would redefine me as a patron of the arts

Suddenly, the concept of "Philanthropist pimp-daddy" just became a possibility.


Philanthropimp?

(grabs dictionary)
 
2011-10-25 12:49:54 PM  

Arkham: Grables'Daughter: As an ecdysiast myself, I honestly think it should be taxed. Do I want it to be taxed? Of course not.

/we really don't report our tips, either


So how does one get BIE?


Your email got returned as undeliverable.

: (
 
2011-10-25 12:51:31 PM  
Is the pearl necklace taxed too?
 
2011-10-25 12:51:33 PM  

big pig peaches: Since when is art not taxable? If they are charging for it than it is taxable.


My guess is they had filed for, and were denied, non-profit status in corporate filings, and this is an appeal. When a company is non-profit, they are exempt from state sales taxes and property taxes. Arts organizations (non-profit theaters, music camps, etc) can be non-profit. In this case, the question is whether profits accrue to the people who run the show. My guess is that it does. The actual activities going on inside the venue are virtually irrelevant. The government is not in the business of deciding what is and is not art.
 
2011-10-25 12:53:32 PM  

Grables'Daughter: Arkham: Grables'Daughter: As an ecdysiast myself, I honestly think it should be taxed. Do I want it to be taxed? Of course not.

/we really don't report our tips, either


So how does one get BIE?

Your email got returned as undeliverable.

: (


because it was too hot for his email server?
 
2011-10-25 12:56:03 PM  
Should either be illegal, or legal and taxed. Having stripping given nonprofit status would be the height of stupidity.
 
2011-10-25 12:57:27 PM  
Oh great, next up comes the constitutional conflict between money laundering and free speech. Or as I'd like to think of it Citizens United, part 2.
 
2011-10-25 12:57:27 PM  

Grables'Daughter: As an ecdysiast myself, I honestly think it should be taxed. Do I want it to be taxed? Of course not.

/we really don't report our tips, either


Does that mean you have crabs?

http://www.vims.edu/tcs/ecdysiast.htm
 
2011-10-25 12:57:43 PM  

j0ndas: Should either be illegal, or legal and taxed. Having stripping given nonprofit status would be the height of stupidity.


Kind of like how gambling is illegal in Gary, IN - so they built casinos on these huge boats that really aren't boats and can't go anywhere but technically float?
 
2011-10-25 12:58:22 PM  

Grables'Daughter: Arkham: Grables'Daughter: As an ecdysiast myself, I honestly think it should be taxed. Do I want it to be taxed? Of course not.

/we really don't report our tips, either


So how does one get BIE?

Your email got returned as undeliverable.

: (


Are you sure his e-mail was the problem? Try sending it to me just to make sure.

/EIP.
//Please?
 
2011-10-25 12:58:23 PM  

Grables'Daughter: Arkham: Grables'Daughter: As an ecdysiast myself, I honestly think it should be taxed. Do I want it to be taxed? Of course not.

/we really don't report our tips, either


So how does one get BIE?

Your email got returned as undeliverable.

: (


Try mine instead.
 
2011-10-25 12:59:46 PM  
So will paying for one count as a charitible donation to the arts?

Only if the strip club is organized as a 501(c)(3) non-profit.
 
2011-10-25 01:00:08 PM  
BIE
EIP

Please and thank you
 
2011-10-25 01:00:49 PM  

fark the casbah: Philanthropimp?


Pimpanthropist.
 
2011-10-25 01:05:48 PM  
They won't be happy until they've taxed dry humping out of existence.
 
2011-10-25 01:06:45 PM  
I have a non-undeliverable EIP.

For those wonderful BIE.

Please and thank you!
 
2011-10-25 01:06:50 PM  
Well, I guess I should be trying to see as much as I can before the government wants its cut.

BIE?
EIP

Thank you in advance!
 
2011-10-25 01:07:50 PM  
Grables'Daughter: Kind of like how gambling is illegal in Gary, IN - so they built casinos on these huge boats that really aren't boats and can't go anywhere but technically float?

They really are boats, they have hulls and engines and can be pushed out into the river and stay there on their own. Now, that will never be done, but it could. If you're ever one one check the walls/floors/ceilings around between the lobby and casino floor, you should be able to spot the seam between the building on shore and the casino boat.
 
2011-10-25 01:08:21 PM  

Grables'Daughter: j0ndas: Should either be illegal, or legal and taxed. Having stripping given nonprofit status would be the height of stupidity.

Kind of like how gambling is illegal in Gary, IN - so they built casinos on these huge boats that really aren't boats and can't go anywhere but technically float?


Nonprofit ain't nothin but a tax status. It has nothing to do with content and everything to do with corporate structure. The NFL is both non-profit and tax exempt.
 
2011-10-25 01:08:22 PM  

Cybernetic: Pimpanthropist.


No, that's me when they don't give me MY money
 
2011-10-25 01:08:34 PM  

I May Be Crazy But...: Well, I guess I should be trying to see as much as I can before the government wants its cut.

BIE?
EIP

Thank you in advance!


And, I'm pretty sure it works!

/Some farkette should test that it'll receive BIE, just to be sure!
 
2011-10-25 01:08:44 PM  
There's no sex in the art gallery.
 
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