If you are thinking about having sex anytime soon in Kazakhstan, you are advised that you may be taxed — if a sex tax proposal goes the nod.
According to RT.com, the leader of a Muslim group in Kazakhstan has listed a series of possible sex taxes, taking into account variables such as knowledge of the state language, homosexuality and even (perhaps) how well-endowed the parties concerned are.
Murat Telibekov, of the Muslim Union of Kazakhstan, detailed financial repercussions for engaging in various kinds of intercourse, and posted it on Facebook.
He may or may not have been joking about it, but his extensive list proposes a broad range of fees, to be paid on a by-case basis.
He proposes that the cheapest sex tax payable is about $1, if you’re married and a Kazakh.
You get a 50% discount if at least one party knows the state language, do it the ”traditional” way (this is not explained) and the act doesn’t last more than 14 minutes. If longer than that, the tax is more (obviously), and if you are especially well-endowed.
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Of course foreigners will have to pay double to have sex in Kazakhstan.
If the couple is in a long-term relationship, but not married, it’s about $2.50.
A one night stand will cost you almost $7 and if you’re gay, the tax is $10.
Rt.com reports that a vaguely-defined “non-traditional” act should be taxed at about $18.
He proposes that one can also buy a “year pass”, to save tax money while adding that the elderly and the disabled will be exempt from the tax altogether.
In case you’re wondering how this will be enforced, he explained this will be done via a special police unit with the right to invade homes without a court ruling.
He doesn’t say who has the burden to pay it though — the male or the female party or both.