Michigan lawmakers working to remove tax on feminine hygiene products

Michigan lawmakers are - once again - trying to do away with a sales tax on feminine hygiene products

LANSING, MICH. - Michigan lawmakers once again are trying to do away with a sales tax on feminine hygiene products.

A bill introduced last week in the state House would do away with a sales tax on tampons, sanitary napkins and incontinence products. Similar measures introduced last year did not advance.

►Related: Michigan joins growing number of states working to eliminate ‘tampon tax'

Supporters say it is unfair to tax products needed by women, or people with incontinence.

Eight other states already prohibit sales taxes on feminine hygiene products.

►Make it easy to keep up to date with more stories like this. Download the WZZM 13 app now.

Rhonda Ross is a producer at WZZM 13. Have a news tip? Email news@wzzm13.com, visit our Facebook page or Twitter.

 

© 2017 WZZM-TV


JOIN THE CONVERSATION

To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the
Conversation Guidelines and FAQs

Leave a Comment