It is estimated that approximately 20,000 additional babies will be born in Georgia each year, given recent changes in state and federal law – making the need for Georgia to support its babies and families even more urgent. Yet, many families (one in two) struggle to afford diapers, a basic need that keeps young children healthy.
On top of a 20% cost increase just in the past year, diapers are subject to state and local sales taxes. Eliminating the Diaper Tax would help families fit these essential items into their household budgets and help babies thrive. Georgia’s leaders can take action by exempting this basic need from state sales tax, as many other states, including Louisiana and Florida, have already done.
Eliminating the Georgia Sales Tax on Diapers addresses this basic need for Georgia’s babies.