Australia Declares Sex Toys, Supplies Tax-Deductible for Sex Workers
Strippers, private dancers, and prostitutes are among the professionals who can now claim an assortment of unorthodox purchases as business expenses thanks to a decision made Friday by the Australian Taxation Office.
The items were only a few listed on the agency’s website and newly eligible as deductions from tax liability, which include dance lessons but do not include fitness club memberships or class fees.
According to the bureau’s “Tools of the Trade” section, sex workers can reasonably “claim the cost of replacing or repairing things like equipment, adult novelties, and other apparatus used in” their work.
An anonymous office employee for the taxation department explained that this was “just another one of our occupational lists that we put together to help people.”