Diapers May Soon Be Tax Exempt in the State of Maine
We all know that the cost of raising a child in the State of Maine is insane.
And, clearly, the massive inflation we have been dealing with for the last few years has not helped matters any.
A new bill before the Maine Legislature may help matters a little.
According to WGME, the Maine Legislature's taxation committee has voted to move forward with a bill that would make a tax exemption on diapers. The bill has reportedly been amended to now include diaper accessories, such as covers and pins.
That said, this exemption would be "limited to the purchase of children's diapers," the news station reported.
According to nationaldiaperbanknetwork.org, there are 29 states that charge sales tax on diapers.
Interestingly, Maine is the only New England state that charges sales tax on diapers, the diaper bank website stated. Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Rhode Island don't charge sales tax on diapers, and New Hampshire doesn't have sales tax.
Nationaldiaperbanknetwork.org also highlighted that the first state to eliminate the diaper sales tax was Minnesota, and the first New England state to drop it was Massachusetts in 2013.
If the Maine bill goes through, the tax exemption would go into effect in 2024, according to WGME.
You can read more about the bill here.
What do you think? Do you think diapers should be exempt from sales tax in Maine?