States That Still Tax Diapers

Most states still tax diapers. Is your state one of them?

Stack of diapers with baby shampoo, baby lotion and other baby items
(Image credit: Getty Images)

Diapers are an essential need, so you may be surprised to learn that most states still tax diapers. And the amount of money spent on taxes can really add up! Here’s where you’ll  pay sales tax on these baby essentials and how much extra you can expect to pay in taxes.

[Sales tax rates are based on data provided by the Tax Foundation. Estimated annual tax costs are based on a yearly diaper expense of $900. Families may spend more or less than this amount.]

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Katelyn Washington
Former Tax Writer

Katelyn has more than 6 years of experience working in tax and finance. While she specialized in tax content while working at Kiplinger from 2023 to 2024, Katelyn has also written for digital publications on topics including insurance, retirement, and financial planning and had financial advice commissioned by national print publications. She believes knowledge is the key to success and enjoys providing content that educates and informs.