Policy

About:

The bill creates a permanent sales tax exemption for essential hygienic products for women.

Country

USA

Region

Florida

Organisation Location

State

Date of Introduction

21.07.2016

Status of Policy

Law

Specific Person/s

Gov. Rick Scott, Sen. Kathleen Passidomo

Description

The bill creates a permanent sales tax exemption for essential hygienic products for women. Currently, Florida law imposes a sales tax on luxury items such as cosmetics and toiletries, while providing tax exemptions for medical products used to prevent or treat illness. HB 7109 makes it clear that feminine hygiene products are not luxury items in the same category as toiletries, but rather a necessity for women’s overall health, hygiene, and well-being.