Diapers could be exempt from all sales tax in New York.
The state Assembly and Senate have passed a bill that would make diapers exempt from sales tax.
The bill has gone to Governor Kathy Hochul’s desk to be signed into law.
A large number of children live in poverty in the state’s largest cities. This is just one of the reasons why the bill was considered.
It’s also viewed as a way to limit the impact of inflation on families across New York.
“For many families struggling to make ends meet, sales taxes add an extra expense to an already pricy essential item like diapers. Additionally, elderly adults with limited income can also struggle to purchase these items that they need to live with dignity,” Assemblyman Al Stirpe said. He co-sponsored the bill.
“It was only right we passed this commonsense measure and it’s essential that this bill is signed into law.”