These receipts are causing outrage on social media
In July, New York Gov. Cuomo signed legislation that eliminated sales tax from feminine products, such as tampons. The exemption supposedly began September 1; VP of the Brennan Center for Justice, Jennifer Weiss-Wolf, was skeptical. She called for people to tweet their receipts and see if the tax has actually been taken away:
Unfortunately, her skepticism was not unfounded. People were indeed charged a tax when purchasing tampons, including Weiss-Wolf:
PHOTOS: See people #TweetTheReceipt of their taxed products
Senior Deputy Communications Director for Gov. Cuomo, Rich Azzopardi, spoke to Mic about the error. Apparently, some retailers have not updated their systems to get rid of the tax. The office is, "following up with them to ensure compliance with the law," he said.
If you are in New York and charged a tax for tampons, you may submit a form to file for a refund.