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Tax-Free Weekend

Posted on Tuesday, July 28, 2015 at 9:37 am

The State of Tennessee’s Annual Sales Tax Holiday is held every year, beginning at 12:01 a.m. on the first Friday in August and ending at 11:59 p.m. the following Sunday night.  During this weekend, certain goods may be purchased tax free. taxfreeweekend This year’s tax-free holiday weekend begins at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, August 7 and ends Sunday, August 9 at 11:59 p.m.

CLOTHING

What’s tax-exempt?

 General apparel that costs $100 or less per item (shirts, pants, jackets,

socks, shoes, dresses, etc.)

 Items that are normally sold together, such as shoes, cannot be split up

to stay beneath the $100 threshold.

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What’s still taxable?

 Apparel that costs more than $100.

 Items such as jewelry, bags, or sports and recreational equipment.

 Items purchased for business or trade use.

 

SCHOOL SUPPLIES

What’s tax-exempt?

 School and art supplies with a purchase price of $100 or less per item,

such as binders, books, backpacks, crayons, paper, pens, pencils and

rulers.

 Items that are normally sold together cannot be split up to stay beneath

the $100 threshold.

of items.

What’s still taxable?

 School and art supplies individually priced at more than $100.

 Items purchased for business or trade use.

 

COMPUTERS

What’s tax-exempt?*

 Computers with a purchase price of $1,500 or less. This includes laptops

as well as tablets (iPads, etc.).

 Computers for personal (not business) use.

What’s still taxable?*

 Computer parts, like keyboards and monitors, when not sold with a

CPU.

 Storage media, like flash drives and compact discs.

 Individually purchased software.

 Video game consoles.

 Computer printers and supplies.

 Electronic readers (Kindles, Nooks, etc.) and personal digital assistants.

 Cell phones, including smart phones.