Beginning this year, prostitutes in the Amsterdam will have to pay taxes.
Tax inspectors will be asking the women how many clients they have a day and what their average earnings are.
Prostitution was legalized in the Netherlands in 2000, but few prostitutes have been paying taxes.
From this year on, they will be treated like any other business and expected to pay taxes, the newspaper quoted a finance ministry spokesman as saying.
So, the government wants a cut of the action. That means they are not only facilitating prostitution (by permitting it), but they are profiting off its proceeds. Ok, I’m sitting here waiting for the worldwide outrage.