Now they are taxing sex. It’s an extension of the “pleasure tax”:
The sex levy is part of the “pleasure tax,” which originally placed a duty on casinos and arcades and was later extended to include brothels, massage parlors and table-dancing clubs.
Okay. So it’s only on the business sex. But they also pay other taxes:
The city’s finance department was not able to say how many prostitutes worked in the city as individual tax numbers could be registered to entire brothels. Prostitution is legal in Germany, where sex workers also have to pay income and value-added taxes.
Value-added tax? I”m going to have to think about that one for a while…