Senator Tracy encourages citizens to take advantage of 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 Jim Tracy (R-Shelbyville).  The holiday ends Sunday, August 7 at 11:59 p.m.
“Although anyone can benefit from the savings, this holiday’s timing was planned to help parents meet back-to-school needs,” said Senator Tracy, who co-sponsored the law.  “I encourage all the citizens to take advantage of this opportunity for savings and hope that they shop at home to help our local economy.”

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 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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