Italy taxes porn

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Italy taxes porn

Italy has pushed through parliament a new law which imposes a whopping 25% tax on all hardcore porn.

The new tax is similar to one imposed in France and will apply to all hardcore pornography, including films, magazines and merchandise sold in sex shops.

Mr Tremonti says that, just like his French colleague, he is imposing what he calls an “ethical” tax.

The porn industry in Italy is estimated to be worth more than one billion euros a year.

[via The BBC]

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