Did you know that there is a 4% state sales tax on menstrual products in Georgia?
Georgia STOMP – Stop Tax on Menstrual Products – is a statewide coalition of organizations that was formed to address the issues of menstrual equity and period poverty in Georgia. Their primary goal is to eliminate the discriminatory sales tax on menstrual products.
Menstrual products are a medical necessity, and they should have been included in the exemptions given at the time groceries and prescriptions were exempted. Georgia STOMP seeks to remedy this oversight by eliminating the sales tax. This tax is borne primarily by women, who are already economically disadvantaged in Georgia, and hinders them in accessing medically necessary, unavoidable items they need to manage their periods with dignity.
Learn more about the coalition and the fight to end period poverty in Georgia by visiting their website. Follow them on Twitter @Georgia_STOMP, and sign up for their advocacy email list!
The YWCA of Greater Atlanta’s Georgia Women’s Policy Institute is proud to partner with Georgia STOMP on this important issue.