What is the Tampon Tax?
The Tampon Tax is a species of the Pink Tax that involves governmental taxation of feminine hygiene products. In its more objectionable form involving patent gender discrimination, some U.S. states exempted male-oriented medical care products like Rogaine (which fights male baldness) from state sales taxes, while not exempting feminine hygiene products.
Tampon Tax protesters also believe that feminine hygiene products should be exempt from taxation regardless of whether any products designed exclusively for males are exempt. In 2015, Canada signed on to this view and exempted feminine hygiene products from federal taxation in that country. thinks that states across the nation and the U.S. federal government should follow suit.
The Scottish Government will hand out free sanitary products to those in need in as part of a pilot project in Aberdeen.Read more
Governer Jerry Brown vetoes the Tampon (and Diaper) Tax bill because it would have raised taxes on liquor go figure!Read more
Online petition called “No Tax on Tampons” having almost 75,000 supporters. Effective July 1, 2015, Canada Government removed GST and HST taxes on sanitary napkins and tampons.Read more
Various Pink Tax issues addressed by state lawmakers throughout the country. Sales tax isn't applied to Viagra in Wisconsin, but it is applied to tampons and pads...Read more
Illinois nixes the tampon tax after more than 30 years of competitive ping pong between its legislature and the Supreme Court.Read more
in 2016, Washington Port asks, “Which states tax your period”? - Answer: Fewer today thanks to the popular uprising against it.Read more