Criticism Of Washington D.C. 'Yoga Tax' Raises Questions About Spirituality vs. Fitness

October 9, 2014 5:16 PM

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A tax on yoga studios went into effect in Washington D.C. on October 1, raising questions for many on the use and purpose of the practice.

The new 5.75 percent Sales and Use tax applies to all health club services, which include fitness centers, gyms and recreational sports facilities. All charges for services -- like membership dues, drop-in fees and multi-class passes -- are subject to the charge.

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