Senator Yager reminds local citizens of upcoming State Sales Tax Holiday

(NASHVILLE, TN, July 25, 2010) — 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 Ken Yager  (R – Harriman).  The holiday ends Sunday, August 7 at 11:59 p.m.

 “This holiday will stimulate much needed sales to local businesses, while providing citizens sales tax relief,” said Senator Yager.  “I know how hard it is for parents to meet these needs in economically challenging times.  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, please contact the Tennessee Department of Revenue online at www.tntaxholiday.com or at www.TN.gov/revenue.  Citizens or merchant 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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