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Controversy over new yoga class tax

November 3, 2008 9:00:23 AM PST
Yoga lovers in Washington now have to pay tax on their stress-reducing classes.With the state facing budget problems, it is now enforcing a controversial sales tax. Lawmakers argue yoga is a type of exercise class that is taxable. However, instructors say yoga's main focuses are education and the mind.

Yoga studios could have to pay tens of thousands of dollars in back taxes.

People on both sides of the debate will meet later this month to resolve the issue.


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