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"period tax"

  • bill to eliminate the state sales tax on feminine hygiene products has passed the South Carolina House. Representatives voted unanimously Wednesday to get rid of the so-called "period tax," exempting the 6% state sales tax and extra local tax from items like tampons, pads and sanitary napkins. The bill now heads to the Senate. Supporters say it is unfair to tax a small group of the population for items they need when other necessities like medicine, food and utilities are not taxed.