It’s 2023, and menstrual products are still seen as a luxury item. 🩸
Let’s be honest here—no one likes getting their period. And aside from all the PMS symptoms and other annoyances that come with bleeding every 28-ish days, there’s the expected financial burden of buying feminine hygiene products.
Oh, and did you know most of those products have an extra tax added to them? No, seriously.
But finally, some brave brands are standing up to this ridiculous double standard and offering to reimburse you for any menstrual products you buy. Meet the Tampon Tax Coalition.
What is the Tampon Tax Coalition?
Feminine hygiene brands August, Cora, LOLA, The Honey Pot, Rael, Here We Flo, Saalt, and DIVA all joined forces to start the Tampon Tax Coalition.
If you purchase a product from any of these brands (in-store or online) are eligible for reimbursement of the tax.
Which states are subject to the Tampon Tax?
While there are some states that have done away with the Tampon Tax, there are still plenty of states that add it to feminine hygiene products. Here are the states that still add on the “luxury tax” to menstrual products:
- North Carolina
- North Dakota
- South Carolina
- South Dakota
- West Viginia
How do I get reimbursed?
If you purchase products from August, Cora, LOLA, The Honey Pot, Rael, Here We Flo, Saalt, or DIVA—live in one of the states still adding the tax onto products—simply show proof of purchase on the website www.tampontaxback.com.
Products are only eligible within 10 days of purchase. You’ll be reimbursed for the tax within 24 to 48 hours.
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