Pink Tax: What Does Price Discrimination Cost Women?

Now is a good time to look at the 'pink tax,' gender price discrimination that is banned in many states but costs women millions of dollars each year.

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The pink tax isn’t a federal tax that can affect your income tax refund, but it is a type of price discrimination that impacts millions of women's personal finances and lives each year. 

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Kelley R. Taylor
Senior Tax Editor,

As the senior tax editor at, 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.