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Gordon-Booth Supports Measure to Lower Tax on Baby Products

PEORIA, Ill. – To help working parents, state Rep. Jehan Gordon-Booth, D-Peoria, is backing a measure to lower the sales tax on baby wipes and diapers.

As a new mother I know that the cost of buying food, diapers, and clothes for your child adds up quickly,” Gordon-Booth said. “To help working parents provide for their families, sales tax for necessities, like food, is lower than other items. The same should be true for diapers and baby wipes.”  

HJehan Gordon Head Shot. high resolution JPGouse Bill 3210, which Gordon-Booth is co-sponsoring, lowers the state sales tax rate on baby wipes and diapers from 6.25 percent to 1 percent. Under this proposal, these products will be taxed at the same rate as other basic necessities including food, pharmaceuticals and medical supplies. Parents typically spend $60 and $85 each month on diapers.

When there are already so many pressures on our families, this proposal helps keep a little extra money in parents’ pockets,” Gordon-Booth added. “Lawmakers need to continue to find ways to provide tax relief to middle-class families.”

For more information,

contact Gordon-Booth’s full-time constituent service office at

309-681-1992

or by email at

repjgordon@gmail.com