By Business Insider Staff The US State Department announced a new tax on the use of public bathrooms that will apply to businesses across the country, in the latest in a series of moves to impose new fees on businesses.
The new tax will apply across the US from June 15, and will be part of a $100 million-a-year US anti-discrimination program.
The Trump administration has proposed an initial $25 fee per business to offset the cost of enforcing the measure.
The US is one of only a few countries that do not have a tax on gender identity, and the proposed new fee is a big change from the existing law.
But the policy is not yet law, and it’s unclear if it will be.
The proposed $25 federal tax on private bathrooms will be applied on all private bathrooms in the US, and businesses will pay $25 for each bathroom in the next three years.
The State Department has estimated the new tax could raise $25 million for the US.
Read moreRead moreThere are some obvious drawbacks to this new tax, however.
The government has not yet determined exactly how it will determine what bathroom an individual uses, and how the government will handle claims from people who use public restrooms without paying the tax.
The administration has also said that the new policy will not apply to gender-neutral bathrooms, but that is also unclear.
The other major issue is that there are some concerns about the impact the new fee will have on businesses that have not already been impacted by the new bathroom tax.
The proposal to charge businesses $25 a year in the first year is a significant change in how the US government is dealing with the issue, and could lead to some businesses not paying the fee in the future.
For example, a restaurant owner could opt to not use public bathrooms, or pay a $25 surcharge.
That could result in fewer business customers visiting their establishment.
The State Department estimates the new fees will cost businesses $3.6 billion in 2017 alone.
The new tax is part of an overall $400 billion federal anti-poverty program that aims to help low-income Americans avoid financial hardship and help them pursue more education.