With only 16 states deeming tampons and pads necessities — and therefore exempt from sales tax — you might be wondering what’s going on in the other 34 states.
It’s hard to believe that in 2019, these states are still telling women that their bodies don’t matter by charging a tax on tampons. But that’s not the full story. Local advocates, like the Virginia Menstrual Equity Coalition and Georgia STOMP, have been hard at work pressuring lawmakers to repeal the tax. Here’s the status of each state:
Do you live in a state that’s still taxing tampons? Take our pledge at taxfreeperiod.com and tell your state leaders how you feel about the tax on menstrual products.