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Yogis Could See Nearly 10 Percent Sales Tax

Posted: 10:59 AM, Aug 01, 2018
Updated: 2018-08-01 12:01:29-04
Yogis Could See Nearly 10 Percent Sales Tax

Nashville yogis may be paying more for yoga classes starting Wednesday.  

NewsChannel 5 started receiving questions from viewers after several studios sent emails to clients, saying they will be charged a 9.25 percent sales tax starting August 1. 

The emails and posts say the fee is due to a state law. While this is a new charge -- this isn't a new law.

The Tennessee Department of Revenue just recently sent out a notice to facilities -- reminding them a sales tax is required for exercise classes and has been for years. 

Sen. Mark Norris and the late-Rep. Ron Lollar co-sponsored a bill this year to do away with this type of tax but it didn't pass.