Illinois lawmaker pushes for lower tax on diapers, baby wipes - KMOV.com

Illinois lawmaker pushes for lower tax on diapers, baby wipes

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(KMOV.com) -- When Illinois residents buy diapers and baby wipes, they currently have to pay an extra 6.25% for sales tax.

State Senator Martin Sandoval proposed a bill to drop the tax to just one percent, which is the same amount charged for food and medicine.

For a family that buys 3,000 diapers a year, the suggested tax would save $45 a year.

Sandoval said he wants to help working families who need a break.

Governor Bruce Rauner has said he wants to broaden sales tax instead of cutting it.

 

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