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01/19/2016 04:34 PM ID: 102551 Permalink   

California Lawmakers Seek to End Tampon Tax

 

Assembly members Cristina Gardia (D-Bell Gardens) and Ling Ling Chang (R-Diamond Bar) introduced a measure they hope will end the so-called “tampon tax” by exempting feminine hygiene products from sales taxes.

"It’s about the health of women. By taxing these products we are putting up an unnecessary barrier to a necessary health product. Women without access to hygiene products are prone to serious health issues," Chang explains.

Both Republicans and Democrats support the elimination of the tax. Women in California spend about $20 million in taxes annually on tampons and sanitary napkins. So far, tampons are tax-exempt in only a handful of states, including Maryland and New Jersey.

 
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Don´t understand why they should be exempt from taxes. It´s just sales tax like you pay on everything. Geesh.
 
  by: Lurker     01/19/2016 08:10 PM     
   
 
And...it´s NOT a tampon tax, it´s a sales tax. Do we call the tax on candy bars the "candy bar" tax? LOL
 
  by: Lurker     01/19/2016 08:13 PM     
 
 
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