Friday, May 05, 2006

Deduct your moneymaker

The world of accounting just got a little sexier. Well, maybe not the world, but Australia? Oh yeah.
Prostitutes, strippers and lap dancers can claim tax deductions for adult toys and lingerie, officials said Friday, as the Australian Taxation Office issued a list of deductible items for the sex industry.

Condoms, lubricants, gels and oils are among a myriad of other items that these workers can claim against tax, according to a fact sheet issued on the office's Web site.


"You can claim the cost of replacing or repairing things like equipment, adult novelties and other apparatus used in your work," the office advises, under a section titled "tools of trade."
Really, when you work in the skin trade and your "equipment, adult novelties and other apparatus" wear out, replacement is probably the better option. Repairing them? Not so much.

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