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Tax-free holiday this weekend

Just in time for back to school purchases, the eighth annual Tennessee Sales Tax Holiday begins Friday, Aug. 2 at 12:01 a.m. and runs through 11:59 Sunday, Aug. 4.

“The holiday provides a good way to stimulate sales for local businesses while providing citizens sales tax relief, especially parents who are getting students ready for the school year,” said Sen. Jack Johnson. “You don’t have to be a student to get the sales tax relief. The holiday applies to clothing and many other items, which will help consumers of any age.”

During the three-day sales tax holiday weekend consumers will not pay state or local sales tax on select clothing priced at $100 or less per item, school and art supplies priced at $100 or less per item and computers $1,500 or less not used in a trade or business. Laptop computers and tablet computers, priced $1,500 or less also qualify.

Clothing includes shirts, dresses, pants, coats, gloves, hats and caps, hosiery, neckties, belts, sneakers, shoes, uniforms and scarves.

School supplies include items used by students in the course of study and include binders, book bags, calculators, tape, chalk, crayons, erasers, folders, glue, pens, pencils, lunch boxes, notebooks, paper, rulers and scissors.

For information on the tax-free holiday contact the Tennessee Department of Revenue online at or call 800-342-1003 Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.

Contact Carole Robinson at

Posted on: 7/29/2013


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