Missouri lawmakers are again trying to reduce the state sales tax on tampons and pads.
Under proposals by Reps. Jim Neely, R-Cameron, and Gina Mitten, D-Richmond Heights, “feminine hygiene products” — tampons, pads, liners and cups — would be taxed at 1.2%, down from the current rate of 4.2%.
The lower rate would take effect Oct. 1, and would match the tax rate charged for most foods.
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by Jack Suntrup
January 22, 2020