There is no 5% luxury tax

A weird press release from a group claiming to represent Graduate Women:

Only women pay taxes on the products they use to deal with menstruation. Sanitary products such as tampons are taxed as non-essential, luxury items at 5%. So are maternity pads.Only Women Bleed – and Loose out on Education Because of It!

First of all it is lose out. Secondly there is no 5% tax on so called luxury items.

Only women pay taxes on the products they use to deal with menstruation. Sanitary products such as tampons are taxed as non-essential, luxury items at 5%. So are maternity pads.

Yet some “luxury items” are tax exempt such as edible sugar flowers and alcoholic jellies – but not tampons!

Again this is not the case in NZ. As far as I can tell this is the case in the UK. It goes to show how sensible we are having a no exemptions clean .

But what a weird press release from this group. They put out a release condemning something which doesn’t exist, and say they represent graduates!

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