After flip-flop on yoga sales tax, state needs clarity and consistency

It’s a story that strains one’s mental muscles, stretches credulity and
breathes life into the notion that regulations often can be improved.

Yoga studios, those founts of fitness springing up seemingly everywhere, are
being audited by the state and assessed for not paying sales taxes. That
would not ordinarily be a story.

But as Staff Writer Deirdre Gregg reports in this week’s edition, the state
Department of Revenue is applying the tax rule to past years when the rule
was interpreted inconsistently – and many of its regional offices don’t know
whether it applied to yoga or not.

Rather than trying to hold a steady, stable position, as, say, yoga
practitioners do, the department was flopping around.} else {



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