Wednesday, November 4, 2009

State enforcing sales tax on yoga |

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    • By TIM TOWNSEND, St. Louis Post-Dispatch
    • ST. LOUIS
    • On Sunday, Missouri became the only state to enforce a sales tax on what many see as a spiritual pursuit -- the practice of yoga.

      The debate between Missouri's yoga community and the state centers on whether yoga is a spiritual practice or just exercise. If it's one, it's constitutionally protected and can't be taxed. If it's the other, Missouri's cash-strapped budget has a new source of revenue.

      On Monday, yoga studio owners pledged to fight for their students and educate state legislators about yoga's spiritual roots.