Stop Taxing Women on Their Bodies: Help End Tampon Tax
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There are currently 35 states, including Texas, that impose a luxury tax on tampons and other menstrual products. Luxury tax is defined as a tax placed on items that are deemed unnecessary or nonessential. In Texas, this means that items needed to care for women's biological functions are considered unimportant while items like Viagra are tax exempt.
In 2013, tampons in Texas were deemed as "props"--however women have no choice in getting a period. Feminine hygiene products should be considered necessities, not luxuries. Abolishing the tampon tax could save Texas women an average of $30 a month.
Tampons are a necessity not a luxury. Abolishing the tampon tax should be a necessity too.
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