New families have lots of expenses, but if a new bill in the Missouri House of Representatives gets passed, the cost of diapers could drop significantly.

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According to, there is a new Bill in the Missouri House of Representatives that is awaiting assignment for a committee called House Bill 2384, that will aim to make diapers free of sales tax. In the article they say...

"State Representative Patty Lewis, D-Kansas City, has filed a bill that would exempt diapers from sales tax. It would cover diapers for children and adults...Currently, diapers are considered a luxury item and they are taxed at 4.2%."

To read the complete article, and to learn more about House Bill 2384 click here! 

I had no idea that diapers in Missouri were taxed as a luxury item. Diapers don't feel very luxurious to me? It's not like you are buying yourself a gold watch, or a brand new BMW SUV, it's diapers...New parents are already spending all of the money on diapers, and to know that they are being charged at that high of a sales tax rate seems cruel in my opinion. The article goes on to say that if the bill eventually becomes law then the state of Missouri could lose anywhere between $16 and $28 million dollars a yes. Now that is a lot of money, but there has to be a better way to make that sales tax money than to upcharge diapers into a luxury item right? Am I way off on this or do you agree with me?

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