Information from WYSH Radio
Tennessee’s annual sales tax holiday began at 12:01 a.m. this morning, and it will continue through Sunday, August 3, at 11:59 p.m. There will be no sales tax charged on clothing and school and art supplies that cost less than $100 per item and computers that cost $1,500 or less.
Examples of items that can be bought tax-free during the holiday include:
- Clothing: Shirts, dresses, pants, coats, gloves and mittens, hats and caps, hosiery, neckties, belts, sneakers, shoes, uniforms, 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 in order to be eligible.) iPads and other tablet computers are eligible for tax exemption, but smart phones and video game consoles are not.
For more information, please visit www.tntaxholiday.com.