Local elected officials, fitness center owners urge state to repeal ‘gym’ tax

By , Daily Memphian Updated: March 06, 2019 7:04 PM CT | Published: March 06, 2019 7:04 PM CT
<strong>Hunter Harrison (left) and Dennis Hacker work out at the CrossFit Hit and Run Triad gym in East Memphis on March 6, 2019. Shelby County officials and local gym owners are banding together to encourage Tennessee legislators to eliminate a 10 percent tax on gyms, fitness centers and gym memberships in the state.</strong> (Jim Weber/Daily Memphian)

Hunter Harrison (left) and Dennis Hacker work out at the CrossFit Hit and Run Triad gym in East Memphis on March 6, 2019. Shelby County officials and local gym owners are banding together to encourage Tennessee legislators to eliminate a 10 percent tax on gyms, fitness centers and gym memberships in the state. (Jim Weber/Daily Memphian)

Memphis and Shelby County elected officials and fitness center owners are urging state legislators to repeal the amusement tax or “gym tax,” a 10 percent hike on fitness centers across the state.

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Omer Yusuf

Omer Yusuf

Omer Yusuf covers Bartlett and North Memphis neighborhoods for The Daily Memphian. He also analyzes COVID-19 data each week. Omer is a former Jackson Sun reporter and University of Memphis graduate.


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