Diapers to be tax-free in Florida starting July 1

Boxes of Procter & Gamble brand Pampers and Kimberly-Clark brand Huggies diapers for at-risk families living in poverty at the Little Essentials warehouse in the Brooklyn borough of New York, U.S., on Monday, July 12, 2021. The average unit p

A bill making diapers tax-free in the state of Florida has been approved.

SB 246 was approved on the last day of the 2022 Legislative Session.

Sen. Lauren Book, D-Fla., who filed the legislation, celebrated the passage in a tweet on Monday.

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"Since I was elected to the@FLSenate in 2016, I have been fighting to eliminate the diaper tax for Florida’s families. After years of hard work, I am proud to share that the 2022 state budget - as approved today - finally includes the removal of the sales tax on diapers."

According to WPTV, items included in the tax exemption include: 

  • Single-use diapers and reusable diapers
  • Reusable diaper inserts
  • Clothing and shoes for children ages 5 or younger.

The bill goes into effect July 1, 2022. It's expected to last one year. 

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