Ohio House Approves Elimination Of 'Pink Tax'

Dec 6, 2018

State Representative Brigid Kelly
Credit Ohio Public Radio

Minority Democrats in the Ohio House who have been pushing for years to eliminate the sales tax for feminine hygiene products were finally able to get it passed Wednesday as part of a larger tax related bill. 

Ohio Public Radio's Jo Ingles reports.

Representative Brigid Kelly is among those fighting what is known as the “pink tax.” She says tampons and pads are medically necessary products for women. And she says they are expensive.


“By exempting these feminine hygiene products from the sales tax, millions of Ohio women and families will benefit.”


It’s estimated the state could lose 4 million dollar a year in sales tax revenue. 


The elimination of the “Pink Tax” was rolled into a Republican-sponsored bill that allows small businesses to pay their sales taxes when they receive payment, rather than up front when customers order goods or services.