added basic hygiene products (toilet paper, etc) to no VAT on tampons

Proposer
LudovicD
State

Accepted

Vote Score

2

Age

567 days


@LudovicD edited economy.md - over 1 year ago

Investigate possible reforms to the way VAT is applied to goods and services with a view to making it less regressive and, ultimately, to remove the poorest from having to pay entirely. This may require renegotiating our obligations to the EU, which makes VAT compulsory for all member states.

Remove Tampon Tax

Tampons should not be considered a luxury item and should be considered a necessity

Tampons should not be considered a luxury item and should be considered a necessity (& other basic hygiene products too) (thinking of toilet paper, soap, shampoo, toothbrush, toothpaste, and why not deodorant? )

Financial Transaction Tax

LudovicD

@LudovicD - over 1 year ago

(other basic hygiene products too) (thinking of toilet paper, soap, shampoo, toothbrush, toothpaste & why not deodorant?)

Floppy

@Floppy - over 1 year ago

So what I wanted to ask here is - are those things currently in the luxury bracket and hence VATable?

Floppy

@Floppy - over 1 year ago

Realised the wording here leaves a little to be desired as we're particularly talking about VAT.

Floppy

@Floppy - over 1 year ago

Wording in the original, that is.

Autumn-Leah

@Autumn-Leah - over 1 year ago

Whether it is or isn't currently, it's still a good statement to make, but the original needs to me reworded to be more formal and policy-like.

@LudovicD edited economy.md - over 1 year ago

Investigate possible reforms to the way VAT is applied to goods and services with a view to making it less regressive and, ultimately, to remove the poorest from having to pay entirely. This may require renegotiating our obligations to the EU, which makes VAT compulsory for all member states.

Remove Tampon Tax

Tampons should not be considered a luxury item and should be considered a necessity

Tampons should not be considered a luxury item and also other basic hygiene products (toilet paper, soap, shampoo, toothbrush, toothpaste, and why not deodorant?) should be considered a necessity that it is of public health interest to not make VATable, or with a nil-rate VAT.

Financial Transaction Tax

requirement to register land option agreements, transactions and prices."

Ownership

When you buy something, it should be owned (not a license to use). A preventative measure to reduce risk of vendor lock-in and promote ability to fix and modify purchased products.

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When you buy something, it should be owned (not a license to use). A preventative measure to reduce risk of vendor lock-in and promote ability to fix and modify purchased products.

Floppy

@Floppy - over 1 year ago

Vote: ✅

Floppy

@Floppy - over 1 year ago

This will be automatically merged shortly; I'll try to remember to follow up with a proposal just tidying up the wording a little and perhaps moving some bits into a footnote.