With Chicago as an example, New York State has finally made feminine hygiene products exempt from sales tax.
Governor Andrew Cuomo is expected to sign a bill after the state Senate unanimously voted to pass the practice into law on Monday.
Known as the “tampon tax,” products throughout the state, including pads and tampons, are subject to 4 percent sales tax.
Cuomo has gone on record to indicate that he fully supports the bill, telling the New York Daily News back in March, “We agree that sales tax on these products should be repealed and will work with the legislature to do so.”
Chicago legislature elected to eliminate the sales tax in March. The city’s removal of the tax which is expected to come into effect in early 2017.
Just like the young and grown women in the city of Chicago, New Jersey, Maryland, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania and Minnesota, the ladies of New York State extend their sincerest thanks for the passing of this bill.
(P.S., we hope you other states are taking some serious notes.)