I have guests coming for the weekend, so will have to make this quick...Had no idea I was preaching any more than you were ranting.
Right I thought I'd have time to respond to those points at least. However, my guests have arrived and don't leave til Monday. If I have time I will respond this w/e, if not on Mon.
Not wanting to bang on about this is it's getting boring, however I would like to respond to something that came across as fairly attacking, and I was told the comments I made were crap... So in my own defence:
As has been said, some girls pay tax, some girls don't. Some girls may be on benefits, I don't know. You will have met more working girls than I have. I can only speak from personal experience. No I don't get benefits, yes I will pay tax (have been doing this less than a year so awaiting the bill).
Some people state they are therapists, some state escort - as an escort condoms are an allowable expense... I have no idea for any other occupation.
I can only tell you about the condoms my GUM clinic offered me... not any other GUM clinic.
Quote from James999 "So the facts are,
1. Don't believe girls go to the Gum Clinic for regular checks - I don't really care what you think, I do this for my benefit not yours or anyone else's.
2. Don't believe girls are registered with HMRC to pay tax - This is an extreme statement. Believe what you like. No-one will be able to change your mind either way, if you really are as blinkered as you are appearing in this and other threads I have read.
3. If they are registered then I don't believe its as a prostitute - Ditto above
4. Don't believe they'd claim (and get)condoms as a business expense. - Ditto above
Now by all means prove me wrong, perhaps a few scans of your recent Gum certs (can cross out name) or a scan of your Tax return after all it needs to be in by Monday, unless of course you operate as a Limited company? Sole Trader not limited company - less than a year. GUM certs I don't bother to get, it's for my benefit not yours. No punter has ever asked for one, and it would be pointless asking in any case. Just the same as if I asked a punter for a certificate - if you have a test, then have sex again, it is already out of date. As I say these are for my benefit.
Whilst on the subject of tax, assuming you are reasonably successful then your turnover may well tip the VAT threshold. Not over VAT threshold.
And your house / where you work from, is this registered as a business address with the Local authority for business rates.... No - less than a quarter of the space - in fact only one room, is used for part-time business purposes. My local authority told me I didn't need to be registered.
you have a mortgage does yoru lender know yes
, and whilst on the subject if you have a mortgage what did you put down as your occupation? At the time of applying I was employed, have since become self employed. They haven't asked for proof of occupation - just made a note of the change.
....just don't preach to us that Girls pay tax etc, if they did the HMRC would not have a special department to target the girls. As mentioned before, had no idea I was preaching, and I wasn't speaking for every girl. I agree with other posters though. Your attitude does come across as troll-like or at the very least, provocative.
Someone else mentioned Business Licensing, there are no specific licenses needed or regulations regarding escorting from home. I do not have business insurance as a sole trader, and I have never thought about it, but I will enquire now it has been mentioned.
I state on my website that clients see me at their own risk.
Obviously I can't speak for other girls. You are the punters and need to assess and take responsibility for your own risks. However, don't tar us all with the same brush and not expect us to respond.
ps. Appreciate the light hand on the moderation.