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]

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  • http://voxmagi-necessarywords.blogspot.com/ VoxMagi

    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!

  • http://voxmagi-necessarywords.blogspot.com/ VoxMagi

    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

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

    • MadHierophant

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

  • Anonymous

    Taxman gonna get his cut one way or another.

  • SF2K01

    Taxman gonna get his cut one way or another.

    • Jin The Ninja

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

    • News

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

  • Anonymous

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

  • Anonymous

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

  • http://buzzcoastin.posterous.com BuzzCoastin

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

    Das ist gut, ja?!

  • BuzzCoastin

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

    Das ist gut, ja?!

  • ICE

    and the establishment revels its true colors

  • ICE

    and the establishment revels its true colors

  • ICE

    and the establishment revels its true colors

  • Okarin

    The financial crisis made legal what moral debates couldn’t

  • Okarin

    The financial crisis made legal what moral debates couldn’t

  • News

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

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