AURORA, Colo. — Aurora City Council has passed an ordinance to exempt diapers from sales tax collection.
The Aurora ordinance, which eliminates the 3.75% sales tax, includes both infant diapers and adult incontinence products and will take effect June 1, 2022.
Aurora is the first city in Colorado to exempt both menstrual products and diapers from sales tax collection.
The ordinance passed on final reading with a vote of 6-3, with one member absent. Councilmembers said it will help both young families and older residents.
"I am thrilled for the residents of Aurora that a majority of my colleagues supported this important tax cut for Aurora families," said Aurora City Councilman Curtis Gardner. "After passing a sales tax exemption on menstrual products last year, I think this was an important companion ordinance to recognize that dignity products like tampons and diapers are medically necessary and shouldn’t be subject to sales tax collection. Families in Aurora continue to face significant affordability challenges in light of significant increases in inflation and these exemptions are ways we can make life more affordable for our residents."
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