Florida Is The Newest State To Remove Taxes From Tampons
Florida joined the growing number of states looking to end the gender unequal tax.
Florida’s Republican Gov. Rick Scott signed into law a tax relief package that features a provision that will end the state’s sales tax on feminine hygiene products in January. Lawmakers have continuously persisted their efforts to end the taxes on tampons.
Thus far in 2017, officials in California, Michigan, Arizona, Colorado, Texas, Virginia, and Washington state have all proposed bills to end their state's feminine hygiene product taxes.
In 2016, Illinois, New York, Connecticut and the District of Columbia all succeeded in removing the unnecessary tax. The movement has become international with Canada eliminating its tampon tax as well.