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Bloody Unfair: Petition calls for lower tax for Tampons

"Bloody Unfair - Down with the Tampon tax": this is the title of a on world women's day, launched a Petition asking for the lower rate of VAT for women's sa

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Bloody Unfair: Petition calls for lower tax for Tampons

"Bloody Unfair - Down with the Tampon tax": this is the title of a on world women's day, launched a Petition asking for the lower rate of VAT for women's sanitary products. Campax, the organization behind the Petition, has the so-called Pink Tax in the visor.

The petition asks, Tampons and other hygiene products for women, the reduced VAT rate of 2.5 percent. This rate applies to goods of daily needs. Tampons and pads are, however, taxed at the normal rate of 7.7 percent.

survey planned

the Petition has Launched the campaign organization Campax, as a first step towards the abolition of the Pink Tax, as you wrote on Friday. The higher VAT, respectively, higher prices were to women in many areas of life, not only in cosmetic products but also in services.

Campax want to find out about - in a next step, what is the "Pink Tax", women are the most bother, in order to take action, as she writes. A survey is planned.

Viagra with reduced rate

would be taxed at The reduced VAT rate in Switzerland is bread, water, caviar and Viagra, wrote Campax. That the higher rate for women applies to hygiene products, "bloody unfair". It calls therefore, with the Petition to support a Motion by national councillor Jacques-André Maire (SP/NE).

Maire asks for the reduced rate of 2.5 percent for Tampons, napkins and panty. The VAT total revenue of 22 billion Swiss francs, would be reduced, thus, according to one estimate, 10 to 15 million Swiss francs, i.e. around 0.5 per Mille, wrote Maire.

The Federal Council, the concerns presents open ears: He requested the Parliament, the initiative to accept. Now, the national Council and the Council of States on the train. (Dec/sda)

Created: 08.03.2019, 10:59 PM

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