Italy – Reduced 10% VAT rate applied to absorbent products for feminine hygiene from 2022

On 28th October 2021, the Italian Council of Ministers met and approved the draft law containing the State budget for the 2022 fiscal year and the multi-year budget for the three-year period from 2022 – 2024 (see press release from 28th October 2021 n°44).

From 2022, the VAT rate for “absorbent products for feminine hygiene” (prodotti assorbenti per l’igiene femminile) is reduced from 22% to 10%.

To date, the list of products considered “absorbent feminine hygiene products” that will be affected by this VAT reduction has not yet been shared.

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