State Sales Tax Holiday will stimulate sales, while providing consumers some much needed tax relief says Sen. Yager

(NASHVILLE, TN, July 7, 2010) — Local businesses and consumers will get a boost from Tennessee’s “Sales Tax Holiday” set to begin on Friday, August 6 at 12:01 a.m. according to State Senator Ken Yager  (R – Harriman).  The holiday ends Sunday, August 8 at 11:59 p.m.

 “This holiday will stimulate much needed sales to local businesses, while providing citizens sales tax relief,” said Senator Yager.  “As a teenager growing up in a working class family, I worked all summer to buy clothes for the new school year.  I know how hard it is for parents to meet these needs in times of economic hardship.  I encourage all the citizens of the 12th district to take advantage of the 2010 Sales Tax Holiday.  And wherever you can, please shop at home to help the local economy.”

During the designated three-day 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 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 information or for details on exempted items, visit the Sales Tax Holiday Web site at or call 1-800-342-1003.

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