Who Benefits from Repealing Tampon Taxes? Empirical Evidence from New Jersey

  title={Who Benefits from Repealing Tampon Taxes? Empirical Evidence from New Jersey},
  author={C. A. Cotropia and Kyle Rozema},
  journal={Comparative Political Economy: Fiscal Policy eJournal},
  • C. A. Cotropia, Kyle Rozema
  • Published 2018
  • Economics
  • Comparative Political Economy: Fiscal Policy eJournal
  • Many state and local governments exclude some medical products from the sales tax base, including some that are primarily used by men such as hair growth products. However, tampons and other menstrual hygiene products are subject to sales taxes in most states. A recent social movement advocates for the repeal of these “tampon taxes” and several class action lawsuits have been filed against states citing equal protection violations. In this article, we use the 2005 elimination of menstrual… CONTINUE READING
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