EU Parliament calls on member states to tax-exempt tampons

EU Parliament calls on member states to tax-exempt tampons
By Stefan Grobe
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Victory for women - but the resolution is non-binding

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The European Parliament has called on all member states to exempt female hygiene products like tampons from value added tax (VAT).

The text called on member states "to eliminate the so-called 'care and tampon tax'".

An amendment with weaker language on the tampon tax was narrowly defeated, receiving support from 318 MEPs, but a 'No' vote from 319 MEPs. The resolution is non-binding.

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