Diapers Are Officially Tax-Free in California

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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.

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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



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