'Tampon Tax Back' Refunds Offered by Period Care Coalition

A coalition of menstrual product brands offers sales tax refunds on period products in certain states. Here’s how to get yours.

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Period products, including tampons and menstrual pads, are still taxed in twenty-one states. But a group of eight menstrual product industry-leading brands wants to end that. How? With a bold "Tampon Tax Back" campaign that allows purchasers in certain states to get a sales tax refund on some feminine hygiene products.

Launched Oct. 11, the tax refund program draws attention to states that still consider menstrual necessities as "luxury” items for sales tax purposes. Ultimately, the coalition wants to eliminate the so-called “tampon tax” in the United States to help achieve menstrual equity.

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Kelley R. Taylor
Senior Tax Editor, Kiplinger.com

As the senior tax editor at Kiplinger.com, Kelley R. Taylor simplifies federal and state tax information, news, and developments to help empower readers. Kelley has over two decades of experience advising on and covering education, law, finance, and tax as a corporate attorney and business journalist.