Senator Ketron reminds citizens about upcoming Sales Tax Holiday

(NASHVILLE, TN), July 22, 2011  — Local businesses and consumers will get a boost from Tennessee’s “Sales Tax Holiday” set to begin on Friday, August 5 at 12:01 a.m. according to State Senator Bill Ketron  (R – Murfreesboro).  The holiday ends Sunday, August 7 at 11:59 p.m.

“This is the six-year anniversary of the sales tax holiday which has been a tremendous success,” said Senator Ketron, who was a key supporter of the initiative.  “During tough economic times, it is even more important to stimulate sales to local businesses, while providing citizens sales tax relief.  The holiday is particularly geared toward ‘back to school needs,’ but it applies to clothing and many other items, which helps consumers of any age.”

During the holiday, clothing and school supplies with a price of $100 or less per item, and computers with a price of $1,500 or less per item will be exempt from the state sales and use tax.  Clothing includes such items as 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, please contact the Tennessee Department of Revenue online at www.tntaxholiday.com or at www.TN.gov/revenue.  Citizens or merchants with 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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