Is your state taxing your period?

Half of the population gets periods. And yet, 35 U.S. states still charge a sales tax on period products because they don’t consider them necessities. That’s not right.

Tampons and pads are necessities, and people who require them shouldn’t be taxed because of biology. We’re calling this tax illegal, discriminatory, and unconstitutional.

LOLA and Period Equity are launching a campaign to eliminate the tampon tax in all 50 states by Tax Day 2020. Today, we’re pressuring states to make a change. If they don’t, we’ll mobilize legal action.

Together we can eliminate the tampon tax, once and for all.

Join Us

Pledge to stand with us in our legal fight to eliminate the tampon tax in the U.S.

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We’re taking matters into our own hands to eliminate the tampon tax, once and for all. Here’s how you can get involved:

1. Get informed.

When you take our pledge, we’ll send you a shareable graphic about your state’s tax policy, along with your governor’s social handle and sample language to use.

2. Pressure your state.

Post on social with #taxfreeperiod to put your state on notice. Tell your state leaders: if they don’t remove the tax, we’ll support legal action to eliminate it for good by Tax Day 2020.

3. Spread the word.

Even if you live in a state without a tampon tax, you can still make an impact. Tell your friends, your coworkers, and your favorite aunt who lives in Michigan to visit taxfreeperiod.com and join our fight.


We’re demanding tax-free periods by Tax Day 2020.

States, the countdown is on.

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Bingo supplies? Doughnuts? Seriously? Click around the country to see some of the items that are tax-exempt in states that tax tampons.

Explore our interactive map

Bingo supplies? Doughnuts? Seriously? Click around the country to see some of the items that are tax-exempt in states that tax tampons.

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About Our Partnership

LOLA and Period Equity are joining forces to mobilize legal action and end the discriminatory tampon tax in the U.S.

LOLA is the first lifelong brand for a woman’s body. Founded and led by women, we’re dedicated to providing an ever-expanding portfolio of trusted products—including period and sexual wellness offerings—and candid information, so you can make deliberate decisions about your reproductive health.
Period Equity is the nation’s first law and policy organization fighting for menstrual equity—committed to ensuring that menstrual products are affordable, safe and available to those in need.