Williamson County legislators announce upcoming sales tax holiday

July 17, 2008

Williamson County legislators announce upcoming sales tax holiday

NASHVILLE – Representatives Glen Casada and Charles Sargent, both of Franklin, joined with Senator Jack Johnson (R-Brentwood) in announcing that the annual sales tax holiday is approaching. The holiday will occur Friday, August 1 – Sunday, August 3, 2008.

“The people of this state deserve a break,” said Rep. Casada. “I would encourage everyone to take advantage of this tax holiday. Citizens work hard and pay taxes all year, and this is a reward for that hard work.”

Representative Charles Sargent agreed. ““We have all felt the economic strain over the past few months and this is a simple solution to help ease the financial burden we have been facing,” he said.

During this designated three-day weekend, consumers may purchase items such as clothing, school and art supplies, as well as computers under $1,500 without paying Tennessee’s state and local sales tax on the items. Additionally, items may qualify that are sold via mail, telephone, e-mail or internet if the order is paid for and processed during the exemption period.

“As a new school year approaches, this is a great time for families to stock up on school essentials for students. It is an excellent tax-saving opportunity,” added Senator
Johnson.

The Department of Revenue provides detailed information online for retailers and consumers at www.tntaxholiday.com. On this website, retailers and consumers can access numerous materials created for the sales tax holiday, including a retailer’s guide, fact sheets on clothing, computers, and school supplies, and frequently
asked questions.

For more information, visit tntaxholiday.com or call (800) 342-1003 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CST.

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