OHIO – Starting in April 1, 2020 State Bill 26 will come into effect, and the state will lose a estimated 4 million in sales tax to to what people refer to as, “Pink Tax.”
Feminine hygiene products likes tampons, panty liners, menstrual cups, sanitary napkins, and other similar feminine hygiene products will no longer have sales tax. Also tax is being removed from people enrolled in Medicaid who purchase incontinence supplies or adult diapers.
State Representative Niraj Antani, who sponsored the bill says, “Through the passage of this bill, Ohioans are witnessing the removal of a gender-based tax discrimination. Women will see a significant amount of savings over the course of their lifetime with the repeal of the pink tax. It is my hope that other states who have not repealed this tax will recognize the great strides the Ohio legislature has taken and follow suit.”