The annual tax-free weekend in Tennessee started early Friday morning and ends late Sunday, and it allows shoppers to save nearly 10 percent on sales tax on clothing, school and art supplies, and computer purchases.
Consumers will not pay state or local sales tax on 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 with a price of $1,500 or less.
This year’s seventh annual Sales Tax Holiday started at 12:01 a.m. Friday, and it ends at 11:59 p.m. Sunday.
In a press release, Tennessee Revenue Commissioner Richard H. Roberts said shoppers saved almost $9.6 million during last year’s tax-free weekend.
Visit www.tntaxholiday.com for more information on items exempt from sales taxes this weekend.
Examples of exempt items include:
- Clothing — Shirts, dresses, pants, coats, gloves and mittens, hats and caps, hosiery, neckties, belts, sneakers, shoes, uniforms (whether athletic or non-athletic), and scarves
- School supplies — Binders, book bags, calculators, tape, chalk, crayons, erasers, folders, glue, pens, pencils, lunch boxes, notebooks, paper, rulers, and scissors
- Art supplies — Clay and glazes; acrylic, tempera, and oil paints; paintbrushes for artwork; sketch and drawing pads; and watercolors
- Computers — Central processing unit (CPU), along with various other components including monitor, keyboard, mouse, cables to connect components, and preloaded software (Note: While the CPU may be purchased separately, other items must be part of a bundled computer package to be eligible.) iPads and other tablet computers are eligible for tax exemption, while smart phones and video game consoles are not.
Visit https://news.tn.gov/node/9224 to read the Sales Tax Holiday press release.