Menstrual products in Vermont become tax-exempt Thursday

NBC 5, July 1, 2021.

University of Vermont economics professor Arthur Woolf said eliminating the tax could save the average resident who uses menstrual products roughly $10 a year without offering a sizeable impact on state revenue.

"It’s not going to be very noticeable in terms of the state's revenue picture," Woolf said. "But it does mean the state is going to get a little bit less money each year."

Advocates within the legislature have argued that it's vital that money stays with individuals, especially as the pandemic created financial concerns for some residents.

"Every dollar counts for a family in crisis," Sen. Kesha Ram said after the bill passed the Vermont Senate earlier this year.

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