September 30, 2022

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DIAPER FEMININE HYGIENE TAX: No more tax on diapers, period products

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DENVER (KDVR) — Starting Wednesday, diapers and feminine products will no longer be taxed in the Centennial State.

Governor Jared Polis signed House Bill 1055 into law, initially intending the measure to begin next year in 2023. However, Governor Polis had it amended to start on Aug. 10, 2022, instead.

The exemption includes adult and youth diapers, tampons, pads, menstrual cups, sponges, sanitary napkins, and panty liners.

According to the Women’s Foundation of Colorado, families spend $75 a month on diapers, and $15 on period products. Geoff Davis, the founder of the organization, says many families cannot afford it. This is known as “period poverty.”

“These are products that are not covered by TANF or SNAP…

Kristen Chapman

2022-08-10 08:48:18

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