Diapers Are Officially Tax-Free in California

Caring for babies in the state of California just got a little less expensive as a new law cutting sales tax on diapers has just gone into effect.

California Senate Bill 92, which was signed into law last summer puts a tax exemption on diapers across the state. Since Jan. 1, 2020 sales tax has been eliminated for diapers designed, manufactured, processed, fabricated or packaged for use by infants, toddlers and children.

Videos From Tinybeans

photo: iStock

The exemption also applies to certain feminine hygiene products including tampons, sanitary napkins primarily designed and labeled for menstrual hygiene use, menstrual sponges and menstrual cups.

The new law will continue for two years until Jan. 1, 2022. Lawmakers will review the financial impact of the tax exemption and determine if an extension is viable.

—Shahrzad Warkentin



This State Wants to Eliminate Sales Tax on Diapers

California Is the First State to Ban Lunch Shaming & It’s Thanks to This 10-Year-Old

One Third of Parents Have Faked Sleeping to Avoid Changing Diapers, Study Says


Trending Now

Welcome to our Tinybeans family!
Be sure to check your email for new activities, recipes and parenting hacks – and to see if you’ve won!








Enter to Win a $250 Gift Card!

Enter your email and zip code below for a chance to win a Mastercard Gift Card. We’ll pick one winner per month through December 31, 2022 – 9 lucky winners in all!

I agree to the official rules and to receive email communications from Tinybeans. By providing my email address, I agree to the Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.