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      Sec. 12-540. Definitions. Whenever used in this chapter:

      (1) "Person" means and includes any individual, firm, copartnership, joint venture, association of persons however formed, social club, fraternal organization, corporation, limited liability company, estate, trust, fiduciary, receiver, trustee, syndicate, the United States, this state or any political subdivision thereof or any group or combination acting as a unit, and any other individual or officer acting under the authority of any court in this state;

      (2) "Taxpayer" means any person as defined in subdivision (1) of this section who is subject to any tax imposed by this chapter;

      (3) "Admission charge" means the amount paid, whether in the form of a ticket price, license fee, skybox, luxury suite or club seat rental charge or purchase price, or otherwise, for the right or privilege to have access to a place or location where amusement, entertainment or recreation is provided, exclusive of any charges for instruction, and including any preferred seat license fee or any other payment required in order to have the right to purchase seats or secure admission to any such place or location. Places of amusement, entertainment or recreation include, but are not limited to, theaters, motion picture shows, auditoriums where lectures and concerts are given, amusement parks, fairgrounds, race tracks, dance halls, ball parks, stadiums, amphitheaters, convention centers, golf courses, miniature golf courses, tennis courts, skating rinks, swimming pools, bathing beaches, gymnasiums, auto shows, boat shows, camping shows, home shows, dog shows and antique shows;

      (4) "Dues" shall include assessment charges to members irrespective of the purpose for which made and any charges for social, athletic or sporting privileges or facilities for any period of more than six days but not including charges made for instruction, charges for locker rental or charges for special assessments made (A) for the construction or reconstruction of any social, athletic or sporting facility or any increase in charges made after June 29, 1999, which increase is to be used for the acquisition of land provided such land is "farm land", "open space land" or "forest land", as defined in section 12-107b, and further provided that an application or applications pursuant to section 12-107c, 12-107d or 12-107e are made for the assessment list next following the acquisition of such land, or (B) for the construction or reconstruction of any capital addition to any such facility, or (C) furnishings or fixtures, including installation charges, for any such facility, to the extent that such furnishings or fixtures are required, by reason of the construction or reconstruction described in subparagraph (A) or (B) of this subdivision, for the use of such facility upon completion of such construction or reconstruction; except that, in the case of any such amount which is not expended for such construction, reconstruction, furnishings or fixtures, including installation charges, within three years after the date of payment of such amount, the exemption provided by this subdivision shall cease to apply upon the expiration of such three-year period, and the club shall be liable for any tax imposed by section 12-543 in respect of such payment, as if such payment had been made on the first day following the expiration of such three-year period;

      (5) "Initiation fees" shall include any payment, contribution or loan required as a condition precedent to membership whether or not any such payment, contribution or loan is evidenced by a certificate of interest or indebtedness or share of stock;

      (6) "Operating under a lodge system" means carrying on activities under a form of organization that comprises local branches, chartered by a parent organization and largely self-governing, called "lodges", "chapters" or any similar title;

      (7) "Club" means any organization which is either owned or operated by its members, or both.

      (1971, P.A. 837, S. 1; 1972, P.A. 88, S. 1; P.A. 75-473, S. 1-3, 6; P.A. 77-434, S. 1, 2; P.A. 82-45, S. 1, 4; P.A. 95-79, S. 34, 189; P.A. 98-244, S. 24, 35; Dec. Sp. Sess. P.A. 98-1, S. 32, 43; P.A. 99-173, S. 49, 65; 99-235, S. 3, 7; P.A. 00-174, S. 19, 83; 00-230, S. 8.)

      History: 1972 act excluded from definition of "cabaret" places where a single instrumental performer plays music; P.A. 75-473 deleted from definition of "admission charge" reference to health clubs and specifically excluded charges for instruction, amended definition of "dues" to clarify that instruction charges not included and defined "club" in new Subsec. (8); P.A. 77-434 deleted word "instrumental" with reference to performers in definition of "cabaret", thereby excluding places where single singer or instrumentalist performs; P.A. 82-45 amended the list of charges not includable in "dues" for purposes of tax on dues, eliminating as redundant the reference to charges for "capital improvements of" facilities; P.A. 95-79 redefined "person" to include a limited liability company, effective May 31, 1995; P.A. 98-244 redefined "cabaret or other similar place" to exclude karaoke alone and any room in a restaurant with only a restaurant permit for beer or beer and wine, effective June 8, 1998, and applicable to sales occurring on or after October 1, 1998; Dec. Sp. Sess. P.A. 98-1 amended Subdiv. (3) to clarify form of amount paid, to include preferred seat license fee and to add stadiums, amphitheaters and convention centers to the list of places of amusement, entertainment or recreation, effective January 12, 1999; P.A. 99-173 deleted former Subdiv. (4) re definition of "cabaret or other similar place", renumbering remaining Subdivs. accordingly, and amended redesignated Subdiv. (4) re definition of "dues" to add provisions re acquisition of farm land, open space land or forest land and re application pursuant to Sec. 12-107c, 12-107d or 12-107e, effective June 23, 1999, and applicable to sales occurring on or after July 1, 1999; P.A. 99-235 amended Subdiv. (4) to provide that the exclusion from the definition of "dues" for assessment charges for acquisition of farm land, forest land or open space land applies to increases in charges after June 29, 1999, effective June 29, 1999; P.A. 00-174 amended Subdiv. (4) to exclude locker rental charges from the definition of "dues", effective October 1, 2000, and applicable to charges made on or after that date; P.A. 00-230 made technical changes in Subdivs. (2) and (4).

      Cited. 231 C. 355.

      Subdiv. (3):

      Optional rental fee for car heater at outdoor theater was not part of admission charge. 170 C. 172.

      Subdiv. (4):

      Because lounge provided dancing privileges, exception in this section does not preclude taxation. 231 C. 355.

      Cited. 43 CS 135.

      Subdiv. (5):

      Payment of charges for boarding horses by members of riding club did not constitute "dues" as defined in this section. 175 C. 90.

      Subdiv. (6):

      Payments for membership certificates are included in definition of "initiation fees". 180 C. 5.

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Statutes > Connecticut > Title12 > Chap225 > Sec12-540

      Sec. 12-540. Definitions. Whenever used in this chapter:

      (1) "Person" means and includes any individual, firm, copartnership, joint venture, association of persons however formed, social club, fraternal organization, corporation, limited liability company, estate, trust, fiduciary, receiver, trustee, syndicate, the United States, this state or any political subdivision thereof or any group or combination acting as a unit, and any other individual or officer acting under the authority of any court in this state;

      (2) "Taxpayer" means any person as defined in subdivision (1) of this section who is subject to any tax imposed by this chapter;

      (3) "Admission charge" means the amount paid, whether in the form of a ticket price, license fee, skybox, luxury suite or club seat rental charge or purchase price, or otherwise, for the right or privilege to have access to a place or location where amusement, entertainment or recreation is provided, exclusive of any charges for instruction, and including any preferred seat license fee or any other payment required in order to have the right to purchase seats or secure admission to any such place or location. Places of amusement, entertainment or recreation include, but are not limited to, theaters, motion picture shows, auditoriums where lectures and concerts are given, amusement parks, fairgrounds, race tracks, dance halls, ball parks, stadiums, amphitheaters, convention centers, golf courses, miniature golf courses, tennis courts, skating rinks, swimming pools, bathing beaches, gymnasiums, auto shows, boat shows, camping shows, home shows, dog shows and antique shows;

      (4) "Dues" shall include assessment charges to members irrespective of the purpose for which made and any charges for social, athletic or sporting privileges or facilities for any period of more than six days but not including charges made for instruction, charges for locker rental or charges for special assessments made (A) for the construction or reconstruction of any social, athletic or sporting facility or any increase in charges made after June 29, 1999, which increase is to be used for the acquisition of land provided such land is "farm land", "open space land" or "forest land", as defined in section 12-107b, and further provided that an application or applications pursuant to section 12-107c, 12-107d or 12-107e are made for the assessment list next following the acquisition of such land, or (B) for the construction or reconstruction of any capital addition to any such facility, or (C) furnishings or fixtures, including installation charges, for any such facility, to the extent that such furnishings or fixtures are required, by reason of the construction or reconstruction described in subparagraph (A) or (B) of this subdivision, for the use of such facility upon completion of such construction or reconstruction; except that, in the case of any such amount which is not expended for such construction, reconstruction, furnishings or fixtures, including installation charges, within three years after the date of payment of such amount, the exemption provided by this subdivision shall cease to apply upon the expiration of such three-year period, and the club shall be liable for any tax imposed by section 12-543 in respect of such payment, as if such payment had been made on the first day following the expiration of such three-year period;

      (5) "Initiation fees" shall include any payment, contribution or loan required as a condition precedent to membership whether or not any such payment, contribution or loan is evidenced by a certificate of interest or indebtedness or share of stock;

      (6) "Operating under a lodge system" means carrying on activities under a form of organization that comprises local branches, chartered by a parent organization and largely self-governing, called "lodges", "chapters" or any similar title;

      (7) "Club" means any organization which is either owned or operated by its members, or both.

      (1971, P.A. 837, S. 1; 1972, P.A. 88, S. 1; P.A. 75-473, S. 1-3, 6; P.A. 77-434, S. 1, 2; P.A. 82-45, S. 1, 4; P.A. 95-79, S. 34, 189; P.A. 98-244, S. 24, 35; Dec. Sp. Sess. P.A. 98-1, S. 32, 43; P.A. 99-173, S. 49, 65; 99-235, S. 3, 7; P.A. 00-174, S. 19, 83; 00-230, S. 8.)

      History: 1972 act excluded from definition of "cabaret" places where a single instrumental performer plays music; P.A. 75-473 deleted from definition of "admission charge" reference to health clubs and specifically excluded charges for instruction, amended definition of "dues" to clarify that instruction charges not included and defined "club" in new Subsec. (8); P.A. 77-434 deleted word "instrumental" with reference to performers in definition of "cabaret", thereby excluding places where single singer or instrumentalist performs; P.A. 82-45 amended the list of charges not includable in "dues" for purposes of tax on dues, eliminating as redundant the reference to charges for "capital improvements of" facilities; P.A. 95-79 redefined "person" to include a limited liability company, effective May 31, 1995; P.A. 98-244 redefined "cabaret or other similar place" to exclude karaoke alone and any room in a restaurant with only a restaurant permit for beer or beer and wine, effective June 8, 1998, and applicable to sales occurring on or after October 1, 1998; Dec. Sp. Sess. P.A. 98-1 amended Subdiv. (3) to clarify form of amount paid, to include preferred seat license fee and to add stadiums, amphitheaters and convention centers to the list of places of amusement, entertainment or recreation, effective January 12, 1999; P.A. 99-173 deleted former Subdiv. (4) re definition of "cabaret or other similar place", renumbering remaining Subdivs. accordingly, and amended redesignated Subdiv. (4) re definition of "dues" to add provisions re acquisition of farm land, open space land or forest land and re application pursuant to Sec. 12-107c, 12-107d or 12-107e, effective June 23, 1999, and applicable to sales occurring on or after July 1, 1999; P.A. 99-235 amended Subdiv. (4) to provide that the exclusion from the definition of "dues" for assessment charges for acquisition of farm land, forest land or open space land applies to increases in charges after June 29, 1999, effective June 29, 1999; P.A. 00-174 amended Subdiv. (4) to exclude locker rental charges from the definition of "dues", effective October 1, 2000, and applicable to charges made on or after that date; P.A. 00-230 made technical changes in Subdivs. (2) and (4).

      Cited. 231 C. 355.

      Subdiv. (3):

      Optional rental fee for car heater at outdoor theater was not part of admission charge. 170 C. 172.

      Subdiv. (4):

      Because lounge provided dancing privileges, exception in this section does not preclude taxation. 231 C. 355.

      Cited. 43 CS 135.

      Subdiv. (5):

      Payment of charges for boarding horses by members of riding club did not constitute "dues" as defined in this section. 175 C. 90.

      Subdiv. (6):

      Payments for membership certificates are included in definition of "initiation fees". 180 C. 5.


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Statutes > Connecticut > Title12 > Chap225 > Sec12-540

      Sec. 12-540. Definitions. Whenever used in this chapter:

      (1) "Person" means and includes any individual, firm, copartnership, joint venture, association of persons however formed, social club, fraternal organization, corporation, limited liability company, estate, trust, fiduciary, receiver, trustee, syndicate, the United States, this state or any political subdivision thereof or any group or combination acting as a unit, and any other individual or officer acting under the authority of any court in this state;

      (2) "Taxpayer" means any person as defined in subdivision (1) of this section who is subject to any tax imposed by this chapter;

      (3) "Admission charge" means the amount paid, whether in the form of a ticket price, license fee, skybox, luxury suite or club seat rental charge or purchase price, or otherwise, for the right or privilege to have access to a place or location where amusement, entertainment or recreation is provided, exclusive of any charges for instruction, and including any preferred seat license fee or any other payment required in order to have the right to purchase seats or secure admission to any such place or location. Places of amusement, entertainment or recreation include, but are not limited to, theaters, motion picture shows, auditoriums where lectures and concerts are given, amusement parks, fairgrounds, race tracks, dance halls, ball parks, stadiums, amphitheaters, convention centers, golf courses, miniature golf courses, tennis courts, skating rinks, swimming pools, bathing beaches, gymnasiums, auto shows, boat shows, camping shows, home shows, dog shows and antique shows;

      (4) "Dues" shall include assessment charges to members irrespective of the purpose for which made and any charges for social, athletic or sporting privileges or facilities for any period of more than six days but not including charges made for instruction, charges for locker rental or charges for special assessments made (A) for the construction or reconstruction of any social, athletic or sporting facility or any increase in charges made after June 29, 1999, which increase is to be used for the acquisition of land provided such land is "farm land", "open space land" or "forest land", as defined in section 12-107b, and further provided that an application or applications pursuant to section 12-107c, 12-107d or 12-107e are made for the assessment list next following the acquisition of such land, or (B) for the construction or reconstruction of any capital addition to any such facility, or (C) furnishings or fixtures, including installation charges, for any such facility, to the extent that such furnishings or fixtures are required, by reason of the construction or reconstruction described in subparagraph (A) or (B) of this subdivision, for the use of such facility upon completion of such construction or reconstruction; except that, in the case of any such amount which is not expended for such construction, reconstruction, furnishings or fixtures, including installation charges, within three years after the date of payment of such amount, the exemption provided by this subdivision shall cease to apply upon the expiration of such three-year period, and the club shall be liable for any tax imposed by section 12-543 in respect of such payment, as if such payment had been made on the first day following the expiration of such three-year period;

      (5) "Initiation fees" shall include any payment, contribution or loan required as a condition precedent to membership whether or not any such payment, contribution or loan is evidenced by a certificate of interest or indebtedness or share of stock;

      (6) "Operating under a lodge system" means carrying on activities under a form of organization that comprises local branches, chartered by a parent organization and largely self-governing, called "lodges", "chapters" or any similar title;

      (7) "Club" means any organization which is either owned or operated by its members, or both.

      (1971, P.A. 837, S. 1; 1972, P.A. 88, S. 1; P.A. 75-473, S. 1-3, 6; P.A. 77-434, S. 1, 2; P.A. 82-45, S. 1, 4; P.A. 95-79, S. 34, 189; P.A. 98-244, S. 24, 35; Dec. Sp. Sess. P.A. 98-1, S. 32, 43; P.A. 99-173, S. 49, 65; 99-235, S. 3, 7; P.A. 00-174, S. 19, 83; 00-230, S. 8.)

      History: 1972 act excluded from definition of "cabaret" places where a single instrumental performer plays music; P.A. 75-473 deleted from definition of "admission charge" reference to health clubs and specifically excluded charges for instruction, amended definition of "dues" to clarify that instruction charges not included and defined "club" in new Subsec. (8); P.A. 77-434 deleted word "instrumental" with reference to performers in definition of "cabaret", thereby excluding places where single singer or instrumentalist performs; P.A. 82-45 amended the list of charges not includable in "dues" for purposes of tax on dues, eliminating as redundant the reference to charges for "capital improvements of" facilities; P.A. 95-79 redefined "person" to include a limited liability company, effective May 31, 1995; P.A. 98-244 redefined "cabaret or other similar place" to exclude karaoke alone and any room in a restaurant with only a restaurant permit for beer or beer and wine, effective June 8, 1998, and applicable to sales occurring on or after October 1, 1998; Dec. Sp. Sess. P.A. 98-1 amended Subdiv. (3) to clarify form of amount paid, to include preferred seat license fee and to add stadiums, amphitheaters and convention centers to the list of places of amusement, entertainment or recreation, effective January 12, 1999; P.A. 99-173 deleted former Subdiv. (4) re definition of "cabaret or other similar place", renumbering remaining Subdivs. accordingly, and amended redesignated Subdiv. (4) re definition of "dues" to add provisions re acquisition of farm land, open space land or forest land and re application pursuant to Sec. 12-107c, 12-107d or 12-107e, effective June 23, 1999, and applicable to sales occurring on or after July 1, 1999; P.A. 99-235 amended Subdiv. (4) to provide that the exclusion from the definition of "dues" for assessment charges for acquisition of farm land, forest land or open space land applies to increases in charges after June 29, 1999, effective June 29, 1999; P.A. 00-174 amended Subdiv. (4) to exclude locker rental charges from the definition of "dues", effective October 1, 2000, and applicable to charges made on or after that date; P.A. 00-230 made technical changes in Subdivs. (2) and (4).

      Cited. 231 C. 355.

      Subdiv. (3):

      Optional rental fee for car heater at outdoor theater was not part of admission charge. 170 C. 172.

      Subdiv. (4):

      Because lounge provided dancing privileges, exception in this section does not preclude taxation. 231 C. 355.

      Cited. 43 CS 135.

      Subdiv. (5):

      Payment of charges for boarding horses by members of riding club did not constitute "dues" as defined in this section. 175 C. 90.

      Subdiv. (6):

      Payments for membership certificates are included in definition of "initiation fees". 180 C. 5.

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