It’s that time of the month, time to sue New York State for imposing sales tax on tampons … according to a group of women who are pissed off over the law.
Five women have filed a class action lawsuit calling out the Empire State for not giving tampons the same preferential treatment that male medical products get. For instance, in NY … Rogaine, condoms and foot powder are exempt from the standard 4% sales tax.
The state’s Dept. of Taxation and Finance says tampons are used to “control a normal bodily function and to maintain personal cleanliness.”
The plaintiffs say that’s BS, and tampons are not luxury items … they’re medical necessities to avoid infection and other nasty circumstances.
They want the tax lifted immediately.