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Old 09-01-2011, 06:58 AM
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German City Unveils "Prostitute Meter"

Streetwalkers get a nightly permit
By Greg Wilson
| Wednesday, Aug 31, 2011

Prostitution is legal in Germany, but collecting taxes from streetwalkers requires some creative efforts.

In Bonn, officials have unveiled a meter that prostitutes must pay roughly $8 into each night to get a nightly permit to practice the world's oldest profession. Freelance sex workers get an automated ticket, much like a parking slip, according to Der Spiegel. Officials say taxing prostitutes who work out of fixed locations is simple, but streetwalkers could easily avoid duties.

"It's not fair that some women who work in establishments like sex centers or sauna clubs are taxed only because we can find them more easily there," city spokeswoman Monika Frömbgen said.

Prostitution has been legal in Germany since 2002.

BUFAS, a sex worker advocacy group, called the flat fee unfair.

"We are against such special rules, and favor the legal equality of every worker, including in matters of taxes," said spokesperson Beate Leopold.

But Frömbgen contered that Bonn has a right to collect taxes, and this makes it possible.

"Communities have a bit of room to adjust their own taxes, and we are legally granted the right to levy these taxes," she said.

Streetwalkers in the German city of Bonn must pay these meters for a nightly permit.

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Re: German City Unveils "Prostitute Meter"

so they change location to avoid paying that and end up scattering all over town.

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Re: German City Unveils "Prostitute Meter"

In my opinion, it does make sense. I don't see why those working in sex centers must pay while streetwalkers don't need to. Seriously, it would be like to "punish" with taxes only those who try to do their job as much legally as possible just because you can easily track them.
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Good luck with those STDs Germany

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Hope it dispenses condoms also.

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