Metro council passes ‘pink tax’ exemption

Updated: Oct. 14, 2020 at 9:25 PM CDT
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BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - Many women in East Baton Rouge Parish will probably be pleased with a decision the metro council made Wednesday, Oct. 14.

On the metro council’s agenda Wednesday was a “pink tax”, which exempts things like diapers and feminine hygiene products from local sales tax.

Council members confirm to WAFB this exemption passed.

A state law signed over the summer gave local governments the ability to opt for this tax exemption.

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