Ohio legislation would eliminate “pink tax”


COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A proposal from Ohio lawmakers would do away with taxes on feminine care products.

Legislation was introduced on Monday that would make Ohio the sixth state to scrap the so-called “pink tax” on feminine care products such as tampons and pads.

State Rep. Greta Johnson, an Akron Democrat, said at a news conference that women spend $6 to $10 of taxable dollars every months on the products, and it’s time to help them save money on the essential purchases.

The Columbus Dispatch reports that Maryland, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Minnesota and New Jersey have already done away with the tax.

Johnson says she’s yet to hear any opposition to the legislation.

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