Maybe I'm just a gullible Older Gentleman, but I HAVE believed the WG's who told me they DID pay tax, although these may well be in the minority, and it's a good bet that not ALL WG's do so.
Maybe I'm also getting a bit paranoid from reading some of the unpleasantness passing between members of this forum, but would like to know if there is a hidden insinuation in your last question here. Could you be more specific about your "wondering why?", please ?
You have almost answered your question yourself in your second paragraph.
In the 14 months since UKP has been established we have made many enemies because we put the punter first.
You say you are relatively new to this business; in that case you are maybe unaware that all other so called punter forums are funded by advertising from service providers and are therefore in hock to vested interests. UKP is the only
fully independent site for punters.
In an earlier post you said this was a good site and gave thanks to whoever set it up. In case you are still unaware it was me, with help from several other people without whom I couldn't have done it. I give my thanks to you in return for showing your appreciation to us.
The reason I established UKP was as an alternative to auto-censored where it was made clear, that despite being a regular contributor on that site for about 12 years and an experienced punter, my views were increasingly unwelcome. One of the major bones of contention was my total scepticism when prostititues claimed they paid tax. As many people have pointed out who the hell would pay tax if they didn't have to?
It is not the fact that they don't pay tax I object to - I wouldn't pay it myself if I could get away with it - it is rather they insult our intelliegence by insisting they do at every opportunity.
It is interesting that you say you are a relatively new punter yet you seem to have already discussed tax affairs with women. I have been punting getting on for thirty years now, seen hundreds and hundreds of women, and in all that time I have only ever raised the subject once and that was with a girl I have seen many many times. When I asked her if she paid tax she merely smiled - make of that what you will.
I hope I have answered your question.
However in conclusion I must also say that we have had many trolls on UKP who have attempted to disrupt this forum. I am not suggesting you are one, but perhaps you can understand why we might be somewhat paranoid regarding certain posts?
I hope you continue to enjoy UKP and feel able to contribute, but please do not belive prostitutes when they claim they pay tax. Doubtless some do, but what is a cast iron certainty is that the majority don't. If you want to know how I am so certain of this I don't need statistics or research I just refer you to human nature. If there are thousands of benefit cheats in the country it stands to reason there are also a similar number of tax cheats.
The claim that most of them pay tax is one of the great myths of the paid sex world, alongside the other one that the more you pay the better service you will receive.
If you are new to the business stick with UKP and I am sure you will learn a lot.