Dutch authorities intend to levy income tax on the prostitutes, who, in the majority, still found a way to avoid the fate of other taxpayers. BBC News reports that Dutch officials intend to make the prostitutes, who are individual entrepreneurs, to transfer an average of 33 per cent of their earnings to the state. Prostitution brings, according to experts, the owners of brothels and prostitutes, the annual income of 625 million euros. Total prostitutes in the Netherlands employs approximately 8,000 women who were in a country traditionally regarded as victims of pimps, and therefore easy on the way as they pay taxes. About 75 percent of Dutch prostitutes – girls from Asia, Africa and Eastern Europe. Many of them come into the country earn some money, then go home. They do not undergo formal registration, and, accordingly, do not pay taxes. Now, when the authorities decided to tighten supervision over this area, for nonpayment of taxes prostitutes would no longer turn a blind eye. Red-light district in Amsterdam is now going to "patrol" the officials who will be looking for women working illegally. Dutch authorities are also hoping that the new laws will encourage women to undergo official registration, as well as obtaining medical care from the state. Prostitution is legal in Holland since 2000, but authorities have long been concerned about this growing business of organized crime. In 2008, the municipality of Amsterdam has announced its intention to halve the number of brothels.