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

#TweetTheReceipt of the tampon tax
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#TweetTheReceipt of the tampon tax
Still taxed. #tampontax #TweetTheReceipt @NYMag @NYGovCuomo
Hey @Walgreens - Time to remove the #tampontax in @NYGovCuomo NY State. Thanks @jweisswolf #TweetTheReceipt
Hey @DuaneReade, you're not supposed to be taxing on personal hygiene products! #TweetTheReceipt
It's time that Iowa ends the #TamponTax because women shouldn't pay a fee for having their period. #TweetTheReceipt
Didn't even think to check until just now, but yep, that tax is still there. @PPNYCAction @TheCut #TweetTheReceipt
hmmm looks like the NY tampon tax exemption isn't going well @TheCut #tweetthereceipt

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.

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