August 20, 2014
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) - Lawyers for a handful of Las Vegas strip clubs are going before the Nevada Supreme Court to argue for a refund of live entertainment taxes.
The clubs argue that topless or nude dancing constitutes free speech and expression that cannot be taxed.
While the adult entertainment revenues have been paying the tax, they argue it is unconstitutional.
The Department of Taxation counters the state's live entertainment tax is a levy on business transactions and not First Amendment activities
Nevada justices will hear oral arguments in the case Wednesday in Carson City.
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