Its a victory for the ladies!! You will no longer be charged a tax on feminine hygiene products thanks to a bill signed by Rauner on Monday.
Previously, feminine products like tampons and maxi-pads were considered a luxury item and were taxed anywhere from 6% to 25%. This law considers feminine products as a ‘necessity’ exempting it from the sales tax.
The law will go into effect on January 1, 2017.