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Arkansas Looks to Tax Golf, Tennis and Racquet Clubs

Legislation was introduced last week in the Arkansas legislature that proposes to expand the state sales tax to golf, tennis and racquet clubs.
Introduced by state representative Greg Leding, House Bill 1930 would impose the state's 6.5 percent sales tax (base rate) on dues and membership fees paid to golf, tennis and/or racquet clubs.
The state already charges sales tax on the purchase of health club memberships.
IHRSA strongly opposes the tax on Arkansas' health clubs. We believe that government should encourage regular exercise and healthy lifestyles, not discourage them by taxing health club (including tennis and racquet clubs) memberships and services.

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