Tennessee Kicks Off Its Annual Tax-Free Weekend
Happy shopping, y'all!
Tennessee’s annual tax-free weekend is upon us!
The sales tax holiday falls just in time for parents to save big on all their kids’ back-to-school needs. According to a release from the Tennessee Department of Revenue, state and local taxes will not be collected on clothing, school and art supplies that cost $100 or less per item and computers that cost $1,500 or less.
"The sales tax holiday for back-to-school items is another way to put more money back in the pockets of Tennesseans. We encourage Tennesseans to take advantage of this tax break as they prepare their children for the upcoming school year," Gov. Bill Haslam said in a statement.
In an attempt to make the holiday more accessible to all, in 2016 legislators passed a law that moved the sales tax holiday from the first weekend in August to the last weekend in July.
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“We want to remind Tennesseans about this important opportunity for savings. It's available to everyone and only happens one weekend a year,” revenue commissioner David Gerregano said in a statement.
Diapers, shoes, raincoats, underwear, dresses, hats, neckties, pants (plus a lot more) all fall in the tax-exempt category, while handbags, jewelry, wallets, sunglasses and umbrellas do not. You can find a complete list of eligible and non-eligible items here.
Don’t miss out. This year, the savings begin Friday, July 28 at 12:01 a.m. and end Sunday, July 30 at 11:59 p.m. Happy shopping, ya’ll!