Utah: Exemption Sought for Diapers, Tampons
- Feb 3, 2016 | Gail Cole
Update, 6.28.2016: HB 202 was put in the House file for bills not passed on March 10, 2016.
Every little bit helps. That’s the opinion of Representative Susan Duckworth (D), who is sponsoring legislation that would exempt certain incontinence and feminine hygiene products from Utah sales and use tax.
House Bill 202 would exempt the following items, when advertised for incontinence care:
- Adult or youth disposable diapers, excluding diapers for infants and toddlers
- Pads or liners
- Sanitary napkins
According to the bill’s fiscal note, enactment could reduce Utah’s General Fund revenue by $1,026,000 in fiscal year 2017 and by $1,276,000 in FY 2018. Earmarked sales tax revenue and local sales tax revenue would also drop. On the other hand, individuals could save a collective $1,930,000 in FY 2017 and $2,410,000 in FY 2018.
Simplify sales and use tax compliance by implementing an automated solution. Learn more.