October 14 2020

New York’s “Pink Tax” Ban Goes into Effect

Source: IBFD Tax Research Platform News

New York's gender-based pricing discrimination ban went into effect on 30 September 2020. This "pink tax" ban was enacted as part of the New York's Fiscal Year 2021 budget (FY 2021 budget), and was a key component of the Governor's 2020 Women's Agenda. This measure requires certain service providers to provide price lists for standard services upon request and notifies them that gender-based price discrimination is prohibited under State law. Businesses that violate the law will be subject to civil penalties.