Nevada eliminates ‘pink tax’ on feminine hygiene products

Nevada eliminates ‘pink tax’ on feminine hygiene products

Nevada voted on Tuesday to exempt tampons and sanitary pads from taxation. (CNN) Nevada voted on Tuesday to exempt tampons and sanitary pads from taxation. (CNN)

(CNN) – Nevada will no longer add a sales and storage tax on feminine hygiene products.

With Tuesday’s vote, Nevada became the 10th state to eliminate the so-called “pink tax.”

Nearly 57 percent of voters approved the change.

Supporters argue that products like tampons and sanitary pads are a necessity, but critics worry that granting a tax exemption could result in less revenue for schools and local governments.

The change will become effective on Jan. 1, 2019, and expire on Dec. 31, 2028.

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