City Council votes to eliminate ‘tampon tax’ in Chicago

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CHICAGO — The City Council unanimously voted to eliminate the so-called “tampon tax” Wednesday.

The move classifies feminine hygiene products as medical necessities and therefore exempt from sales tax.

Aldermen voted 46-0 to eliminate the tax.

The measure also urged the Illinois General Assembly to follow suit.

It will take effect in Chicago at the beginning of next year after Springfield makes the law consistent across Illinois.

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