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Terra Goodnight · October 13, 2017

A Tax on Ohio Women

Yesterday, Innovation Ohio’s Erin Ryan testified before the House Ways and Means Committee on House Bill 61, legislation that would exclude women’s menstrual supplies from the Ohio sales tax. Erin argued that, just like groceries and rent, menstrual supplies are a basic necessity, and should be exempt from taxation. Erin discussed the unfairness of a tax system that excludes race cars and newspapers from taxation, but taxes women for purchasing what the Food and Drug Administration classifies as “medical supplies”. Read Erin’s full testimony: Exempt feminine hygiene products from sales tax You can support HB61 by contacting your Representative and Ways and Means Committee Chairman Schaffer, and ask them to stop taxing women’s menstrual supplies.

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