Girl Who Auctioned Her Virginity Facing 50% Tax On Proceeds From Germany
Because in Germany the fact that she sold sex to someone else isn’t a crime, but failing to give the German government it’s share is.
Which kind of makes it seem like the German government is her pimp, no?
Tax authorities in Germany are poised to claim 50 per cent of the money that a teenage student earned for ‘auctioning’ her virginity because they claim it was ‘tantamount to prostitution’.
Romanian-born Alina Percea, who is a student in Germany, was paid £8,800 in cash for a weekend of sex with the Italian businessman after she auctioned her virginity online.
But tax officials in Berlin regard the 18-year-old’s act as ‘nothing more than prostitution’.
Prostitution is legal in Germany – but it is heavily taxed.
‘It is not a moral standpoint but a fiscal one,’ an official said. ‘Prostitution is not an illegal act in Germany, but not paying tax on earned money is.
‘Consequently we are assessing her case and it looks likely she will have to pay around half of the sum she gained.’
I often hear it argued by limited government people that things currently under prohibition like marijuana and prostitution should be legalized and tax as a great new source of revenue for the government. This usually seems like a good idea, because some liberty at the expense of taxes and regulation is better than no liberty at all. But more tax revenue to grow government, and more power to regulate, may be as onerous and unfair as the original prohibition was.
This seems like an illustration of it.
Really, I don’t understand why prostitution is illegal. It’s not something I’d ever want for my daughters, but if a consenting adult wants to enter into a financial arrangement with another consenting adult for sexual services I fail to see why the state need get involved. Indeed, if a woman agrees to have sex with a man in front of a camera its perfectly legal here in America. It’s called pornography. But if they do it in private it’s prostitution and illegal.
Seems absurd to me.