Tax on s_x proposed in Germany

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Politicians in Cologne are planning to put a s_x tax on brothels and lapdancing clubs.

Until now, they have escaped paying the same taxes as nightclubs and casinos.

"Some people have fun putting coins in slot machines, others have other ways," city treasurer Peter Michael Soénius told the Express newspaper.

The city's tax authority is now investigating the details of how it could be imposed.

They are hoping to raise several hundreds of thousands of euros to fight Cologne's budget deficit.

But brothel owners aren't too pleased with the new idea.

Armin Lobscheid, manager of the city's largest brothel, Pascha, said he hoped the city "doesn't see us as a new source of income to be used infinitely".
 
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