Entry Fees for Weight Loss Challenge are not Taxable in New York

Monday, June 6th, 2016

 
 
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The New York Department of Taxation and Finance ("Department") determined that entry fees for a weight loss challenge at a fitness club were not taxable.

The fitness club offered a weight loss challenge to its customers. Customers could participate in the challenge by paying an additional fee. A cash prize is given to the winner.

The Department explained that the fees to participate in the weight loss challenge were not taxable because they are not club membership fees or fees for admission to a place of amusement.

https://www.tax.ny.gov/pdf/advisory_opinions/sales/a16_13s.pdf


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