Sales tax holiday begins Aug. 1

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Tennessee’s 9th annual Sales Tax Holiday, which is set to begin on Aug. 1, will “stimulate sales while providing consumers some much needed sales tax relief,” said Senator Mae Beavers (R-Mt. Juliet).

The holiday will begin at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 1 and ends at 11:59 pm on Sunday, Aug. 3.

“This sales tax holiday has been a tremendous success,” said Senator Beavers, who was a key supporter of the legislation which authorized it in 2005. “It has stimulated sales each year, while providing citizens sales tax relief on clothing and supplies needed for students returning to school.

“The savings are not just for students,” Beavers added. “All citizens can take advantage of this weekend of sales tax savings on these selected items.”

During the designated three-day Sales Tax Holiday weekend, consumers will not pay state or local sales tax on select clothing with a price of $100 or less per item, school and art supplies with a price of $100 or less per item, and computers or tablet computers with a price of $1,500 or less.

Clothing includes shirts, dresses, pants, coats, gloves, hats and caps, hosiery, neckties, belts, sneakers, shoes, uniforms and scarves. School supplies include items used by a student in a course of study. It also includes binders, book bags, calculators, tape, chalk, crayons, erasers, folders, glue, pens, pencils, lunch boxes, notebooks, paper, ruler, and scissors.

For more info, please contact the Tennessee Department of Revenue online at Citizens or merchants who have inquiries can also call 1 (800) 342-1003 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., CST on Monday through Friday.

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