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Scraping the barrel: Government plan to tax prostitutes

Is this how bad things have got? After picking up today’s paper we really had to sit and think about this for a minute.

The Jamaica Observer is reporting that the Ministry of Health believes that an estimated J$3 billion could be raised each year from decriminalising taxing sex workers, enough to fund the national HIV/STI programme.

Now we know that tax avoidance is widespread, from street vendors to the private sector, but won’t prostitutes feel a little victimised?

After all while they are dutifully paying their taxes, many of the businessmen who make up their clientele, will just as dutifully NOT.

And as they do say, only in Jamaica (and maybe in Holland, but even they are having second thoughts).

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Source: Jamaica Observer

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