Support Baby Items Sales Tax Exemption Expansion

Support Baby Items Sales Tax Exemption 

Let's make Minnesota the best place to raise kids by lowering the costs of necessities.

First-time parents face the largest upfront costs of big-ticket items like cribs and car seats. A typical shopping list for infant necessities can easily add up to $2,000. By eliminating state sales tax on baby items, parents will save nearly $130.

Expanding the sales tax exemption to baby necessities such as wipes, car seats, and cribs will help keep more money in the pockets of parents, which will help cover the many unexpected costs of childrearing.

Eliminating this tax is particularly vital for low-income families, who are often living paycheck to paycheck. A small tax cut for the state could make a life-saving difference because now a family can afford a new, safe crib and car seat, rather than getting those items used and outdated from a neighborhood swap. 

In 2024, the state’s current surplus demonstrates that we can afford to support new and growing families. Besides, Minnesota cannot afford to lose young families who support and sustain our well-documented aging population. 

H.F. 2125 (Engen) / S.F. 2182 (Coleman) has bipartisan support in the legislature – everyone can get behind supporting families. Let’s help parents of infants by easing the cost of necessary items. 

With just a click, you can send a message to your elected officials, urging them to support the Baby Items Sales Tax Exemption, too.

Share this page to spread the word.
Share Tweet