Chicago Just Got Rid Of Taxes On Feminine Hygiene Products
Chicago joins a small group of cities that have abolished a tax on tampons and sanitary pads under the argument that they are "medical necessities."By Lexie Hammesfahr | March 17, 2016
Congrats, Chicago ladies. You can now buy tampons and pads with a little less tax attached to the purchase.
Chicago's city council voted unanimously to remove the 1.25 percent city tax from feminine hygiene products. Granted, women will still pay the 9 percent state and county taxes, but hey, it's a start.
It's in response to a national effort to eliminate the tax that women are forced to pay to manage a bodily function that men don't have.