Virginia Reduces Sales Tax Rate for Essential Personal Hygiene Products

Matthew Gonnella
March 21, 2019

Virginia recently signed SB 1715 into law which applies a reduced state sales tax rate of 1.5 percent for essential personal hygiene products which includes diapers, disposable undergarments, pads, menstrual cups, and tampons. The reduced sales tax rate for personal hygiene products will become effective on January 1, 2020 and will be taxed at the same rate as food in Virginia. 

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Matthew Gonnella

Matthew Gonnella is a Junior Regulatory Counsel at Sovos. Matthew joined the Sovos team in 2019 and focuses his work on U.S. sales and use tax law. Matthew is a member of the Massachusetts Bar, has a B.A. from Saint Anselm College, and a J.D. from Suffolk University Law School.
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