This from the Toronto Sun ;
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 ( HOOKERS !! … ) 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.
If caught without a valid ticket , offenders will first be reprimanded , then face fines and later even a ban.
About 200 prostitutes work in Bonn. Due to protests from residents , city officials have limited the areas of operation to specific quarters.
But critics say this has made it easier for prostitutes to ply their trade. The city has erected ( OOoops !! ! ) what officials call “ consummation areas ” …
Wooden ( Ironic indeed !!! … ) parking garages where customers driving cars can retreat to with prostitutes.