Tampon Tax Break Faces Resistance In Tennessee

Feb 11, 2020

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A proposal to include feminine hygiene products during Tennessee's annual sales-tax holiday is facing resistance from lawmakers concerned about the lack of a limit on such purchases.

According to the legislation, tampons, menstrual pads, and other similar products would be tax-free during Tennessee's three day weekend where certain goods can be purchased tax-free.

The Republican-controlled hearing originally was poised to give the bill a negative recommendation during Tuesday's hearing but held off to give the bill's Democratic sponsor more time to address questions about the funding.