Senator Lilia Margarita Valdez Martínez has proposed to eliminate VAT on disposable diapers for adults. The purpose of this measure would be to support the economy of the people who need these products, and who are, for the most part, older adults.
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The legislator belonging to the Morena bench announced her proposal to eliminate Value Added Tax (VAT) on adult diapers through their social networks:
“In order to support adults over 60 years of age who need disposable diapers for some health condition, I presented an initiative to apply rate 0 to these products,” wrote Margarita Valdez on her Twitter account.
In its initiative to reform the second article of the Value Added Tax Law, The senator explained that in recent years the percentage of older adults among the population has grown. In many cases, they require the use of products that represent a considerable expense in the long run, such as disposable diapers.
In addition, Valdez pointed out that 69.4% of older adults in the country suffer from some disability, be it neurodegenerative or physical, and prolonged expenses such as that of adult diapers can severely affect your economy.
“The Federal Government must carry out the necessary measures to guarantee the sale of the zero percent rate so that it is reflected in the final price for the consumer,” the senator proposed.
Previously, activists have pointed out that VAT on hygiene products, such as feminine pads, They tax a need that cannot be dispensed with. This argument was important for the elimination of VAT on tampons, sanitary pads and menstrual cups in October 2021.