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Nowhere is the world's oldest profession more legal than in the Netherlands where the booming sex industry pays tax, but prostitutes say they still struggle to gain the financial acceptance they need from Dutch banks. According to Reuters, Amsterdam's ladies of the night consider themselves small business entrepreneurs, and want bank accounts which show their income is not personal so that expenses like condoms and sex toys can be tax-deductible. A complaint against ING Group with the Office of Fair Treatment, claiming sexual discrimination. ING claims it's policy has never been to do business with any persons from the sex industry, as this might offend other clients in the 65 countries it operates, which might not be as liberal as the Dutch.

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