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Boudreau Represents Powerhouse Gym in Sales Tax Case

February 26th, 2015


Boudreau 2011The Missouri Supreme Court this week sided with Joplin’s Powerhouse Gym, declaring that the state’s Revenue Department overstepped its boundaries by collecting sales taxes on the company for renting out an office within the premises to an independent company providing personal training services to members of the fitness facility .  Powerhouse Gym was represented both before the Missouri Administrative Hearing Commission and the Missouri Supreme Court by BSE shareholder Paul Boudreau. In a unanimous decision, the Supreme Court found that the flat monthly payments Powerhouse received were not in exchange for a taxable service rendered at retail. Accordingly, the monthly payments were not a fee subject to state sales tax. Tatson LLC d/b/a Powerhouse Gym of Joplin v. Director of Revenue.  A summary of the case, links to the parties’ briefs, and a link to the oral argument can be found on this. . . [ Read More ]

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