Diapers and feminine hygiene products are now tax free in Connecticut

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Reusable and disposable diapers for children and feminine hygiene products are now tax free in the state of Connecticut, according to a special notice from the State of Connecticut Department of Revenue Services

Two tax exemptions for these products were added by legislation in 2016 with an effective date of July 1, 2018. 

Feminine hygiene products include sanitary napkins, tampons, panty liners, douches, feminine hygiene syringes; and vaginal creams, foams, ointments, jellies, powders, and sprays used for hygiene purposes.

The Diaper Bank of Connecticut, an organization that works to distribute free diapers to poor families shared the update about the tax exemption in their July newsletter.

On their Facebook page, they wrote, “Thank you to all of the individuals, advocates, legislators and organizations that recognized how essential these basic needs are to the health and well-being of women and children in Connecticut.”

The exemption is one of several legislative changes affecting sales and use taxes, motor vehicle use tax, and rental surcharge that will be in effect between now and the end of the year.

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