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What Is The Pink Tax? Impact On Women, Regulation, And Examples

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Higher Prices On Goods

The pink tax refers to the higher prices on goods and services marketed to women compared to similar products aimed at men.

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The tampon tax is a prominent example of the pink tax, impacting women's hygiene and health.

Tampon Tax

Higher Tariffs

The USITC found that women's apparel faces higher tariffs, resulting in billions of dollars more in tariffs than men's clothing.

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Various states in the US have methods to address gendered price discrimination, such as reporting to local governments or consumer protection agencies.

Price Discrimination

Higher Costs

The pink tax showcases how products marketed to women often come with higher costs than identical products designed for men, despite no official tax being in place.

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Federal Tax Withholding Tables and Instructions for Employers

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