Denver Votes to Remove Taxes from Tampons
Hell. Yes. As a female with female reproductive organs, I'm astounded it took this long for taxes on feminine hygiene products to be abolished. It's not like we have a choice to menstruate or not, right?
Tuesday night in Denver, the city council voted in favor of removing the "tampon tax," all together. The 4.3 percent tax on hygiene products will now be eliminated in favor of classifying them as medically necessary, because, like I said before, it's not like we have a choice.
The average woman will spend $60 a year on menstrual products, and the Huffington Post assesses that a woman's period will cost them, on average, $18,171 for your lifetime, barring any other medical complications that come with it.
Women in Denver will be able to purchase medically necessary hygiene products without paying extra taxes starting in July, like they're living in the future or something. Meanwhile, in Wyoming, the infamous "tampon tax" remains strong, with a 4.0 percent tax rate on female menstrual products.
Hey, Cowboy State, let's take care of your cowgirls and, I don't know, NOT make them pay taxes for having normal human functions, what do you say? Let's follow Denver's lead and nip this in the bud. It's 2019, not 1819.