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

(NASHVILLE, TN) — Tennessee’s Sales Tax Holiday, which is set to begin on August 3, will “stimulate sales while providing consumers some much needed sales tax relief,” said Senator Ken Yager (R-Harriman).  The holiday will begin at 12:01 a.m. on Friday and end at 11:59 pm on Sunday, August 5.

“I know how hard it is for parents to meet back to school needs in times of economic hardship,” said Senator Yager.  “I encourage all the citizens of the 12th district to take advantage of the Sales Tax Holiday.  And, I also want to remind consumers in our district to please shop at home to help our 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.

Computers with a purchase price of $1,500 or less, not for use in a trade or business, are also exempt from tax. Laptop computers, if priced at $1,500 or less, qualify as well as tablet computers. 

For more information, please contact the Tennessee Department of Revenue online at or at  Citizens or merchants who have inquiries can also email [email protected], or telephone 1 (800) 342-1003 7 a.m. – 5 p.m., CST, Monday through Friday.


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