District of Columbia Enacts Exemptions for Feminine Hygiene Products and Diapers

Washington D.C. has enacted sales tax exemptions for sales of feminine hygiene products and diapers. “Feminine hygiene products” mean sanitary napkins, sanitary towels, tampons, menstrual cups, or sanitary pads. A “diaper” is an absorbent incontinence product that is washable or disposable and worn by a person, regardless of age or sex, who cannot control bladder or bowel movements. The exemptions were approved on December 6, 2016 and will become effective after a 30-day congressional review period.(Act 21-557 (D.C.B. 21-696), Laws 2015, approved December 6, 2016, effective after a 30-day congressional review period)

Posted on December 20, 2016