Posts Tagged ‘yoga tax’

One Casualty of the “Yoga Tax”: A VIDA Fitness on H Street NE

You'll have to find an elliptical elsewhere.

Should Yoga Be Exempt from the “Yoga Tax”?

The namesake of D.C.'s much-debated "Yoga Tax"—yogis—say the discourse surrounding the recent expansion of the sales tax to include health clubs has misrepresented what they're all about.
The Yoga Alliance, a national nonprofit yoga advocacy organization that boasts more than 50,000 registered yoga instructors as members, argues that yoga is not actually a fitness program and should [...]

District Line Daily: Hands Off Our Decriminalized Stash

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Rep. Andy Harris, a Republican Congressman from Maryland on the Appropriations Committee, is expected to introduce [...]

District Line Daily: The “Yoga Tax” and a Divided D.C.

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The proposed "yoga tax" highlights a divide between the eastern and western sides of the [...]

The Needle: Dairy King

 
Yoga, Yogurt, Same Difference: Marion Barry really knows how to make headlines. When Barry was asked by a reporter Friday about the "yoga tax," he came out strongly and decisively against the "yogurt tax," a nonexistent measure that would apparently tax yogurt. The mayor-for-life said the tax is "crazy" because yogurt, like cottage cheese, is healthy. A [...]

The Needle: Get Back Into Shape

Balancing Act: There's been a heavy backlash against the so-called yoga and gym tax. But here's a compelling argument in favor of the tax: The proposed expansion of the sales tax actually fits the current economy, which has shifted from more product-based to service-based. And even if the government decided to exempt gyms from the sales [...]

District Line Daily: No Bending on “Yoga Tax”

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Council Chair Phil Mendelson says, despite backlash from the D.C. gym industry, he's sticking with the proposed [...]

Burpee Flash Mob More a Hiccup Than a Belch

Graham King arrived at the front of the Wilson Building sweaty and out of breath.
"I ran here, you can't tax that," he said just before noon today, adding that he had paid taxes on everything he was wearing.
King, the owner of Roam Fitness in Glover Park, organized a burpee flash mob—burpees being those delightful exercises involving rapid series of planks, [...]

District Line Daily: Gym-Goers Still in a Fit

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Objections against a proposal that would widely expand the city's 5.75 percent sales tax are [...]

District Line Daily: Barry’s Fighting Words

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Former Vince Gray supporter Marion Barry endorses Muriel Bowser for mayor, says "we're gonna [...]

Yogis Go Mad Over Proposed Yoga Sales Tax

The peace has temporarily been disrupted in yoga studios throughout the District, as the D.C. Council mulls passing a proposal that would levy a sales tax on gyms, yoga studios, and health clubs.
Although the proposal doesn't just target fitness studios, the tax has been dubbed the "Yoga Tax" by people who oppose it. The Council gave preliminary approval this [...]

District Line Daily: Mr. Brown Goes to Jail

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Former At-Large Councilmember Michael Brown was sentenced to 39 months in prison, a federal judge ruled [...]

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