City Introduces “Sex Tax Meters” For Prostitutes

800px-10.3010_Torino-nightlife.v2Inspectors may be pulling prostitutes off the streets in Germany. Not because they’re trying to lower crime rate, but because they haven’t been paying their income taxes. Via Reuters:

Prostitutes in the German city of Bonn must carry a ticket purchased from a new parking meter-like machine while working the streets or face hefty fines from tax authorities in a scheme launched on Monday night.

In Germany, ladies of the night pay income tax — the level of which varies from region to region — but compliance is difficult to enforce with women seeking business on the street.

Germany’s first “sex tax meters,” from which prostitutes can purchase a ticket for 6 euros ($8.72) per night, will ensure the tax system is fairly implemented, a city spokeswoman said.

“Inspectors will monitor compliance — not every evening but frequently,” the spokeswoman told Reuters.

[Continues at Reuters]

18 Comments on "City Introduces “Sex Tax Meters” For Prostitutes"

  1. Wait for it…the first mandatory microchip oral/vaginal/hand implants will be a meter that measures and reports the number of penises per night that get too close and get counted as customers 🙂 Can’t let those precious precious tax dollars slip away now!

  2. Wait for it…the first mandatory microchip oral/vaginal/hand implants will be a meter that measures and reports the number of penises per night that get too close and get counted as customers 🙂 Can’t let those precious precious tax dollars slip away now!

    • MadHierophant | Sep 1, 2011 at 1:08 pm |

      I’m waiting for more sluts to appear as a form of protest. You can’t tax something given away for free.

    • MadHierophant | Sep 1, 2011 at 1:08 pm |

      I’m waiting for more sluts to appear as a form of protest. You can’t tax something given away for free.

  3. Anonymous | Sep 1, 2011 at 4:16 pm |

    Taxman gonna get his cut one way or another.

  4. Taxman gonna get his cut one way or another.

    • Jin The Ninja | Sep 1, 2011 at 12:23 pm |

      Except they already pay income tax. so it’s more a move to dissuade them from the streets then anything.

    • Taxman gonna get his cu(n)t one way or another.

  5. Anonymous | Sep 1, 2011 at 4:23 pm |

    Except they already pay income tax. so it’s more a move to dissuade them from the streets then anything.

  6. Anonymous | Sep 1, 2011 at 5:08 pm |

    I’m waiting for more sluts to appear as a form of protest. You can’t tax something given away for free.

  7. > “Inspectors will monitor compliance — not every evening but frequently,”

    Das ist gut, ja?!

  8. BuzzCoastin | Sep 1, 2011 at 9:18 pm |

    > “Inspectors will monitor compliance — not every evening but frequently,”

    Das ist gut, ja?!

  9. and the establishment revels its true colors

  10. and the establishment revels its true colors

  11. and the establishment revels its true colors

  12. The financial crisis made legal what moral debates couldn’t

  13. The financial crisis made legal what moral debates couldn’t

  14. Taxman gonna get his cu(n)t one way or another.

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