Sales tax on feminine hygiene products highlights existing exemptions | South Dakota Focus
Tax discussions can reveal a lot about political priorities and ideology...and the notion of fairness. In fact, some of the state's existing sales tax exemptions raised the question of menstrual equity in taxation. All these matters came together in debate over House Bill 1159: an act to exempt feminine hygiene products from the sales tax. It would have resulted in a much smaller revenue loss for the state than other measures we've talked about, but it inspired plenty of conversation.
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