Women of Canada rejoice, the federal portion of sales tax on tampons and other feminine hygiene products is about to disappear.
For years women have complained about having to pay the GST on what is essentially a necessity in this day and age. Well as of July 1, that tax will disappear.
The Harper Conservatives had supported an NDP motion earlier this month calling for an end to what has been dubbed "The Tampon Tax" but had stated that it could not be done away with until a future budget. Early Thursday though the government tabled a Ways and Means Motion to eliminate the GST on "A supply of a product that is marketed exclusively for feminine hygiene purposes and is a sanitary napkin, tampon, sanitary belt, menstrual cup or other similar product."
While the change takes place for the federal portion of the tax on July 1, provinces may still charge their own sales tax or their portion of the HST.
The fight continues.