FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: DARLENE SCHLICHER
July 23, 2010 615- 741-6336
(NASHVILLE, TN, July 23, 2010) – Senate Majority Leader Mark Norris (R-Collierville) today encouraged consumers to take advantage of the August sales tax holiday set to begin August 6 in Tennessee. Norris was a key supporter of the initiative passed by the General Assembly in 2005.
“This holiday has been very successful since its implementation five years ago,” said Leader Norris. “It should stimulate sales for local businesses, while providing citizens much-needed sales tax relief. It is also very helpful for parents who need to buy items as students head back to school next month.”
Norris, who also led the fight to provide property tax relief for senior citizens through a Constitutional Amendment, said this year’s sales tax holiday is set to begin on Friday, August 6 at 12:01 a.m. and ends Sunday, August 8 at 11:59 p.m.
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 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 or for details on exempted items consumers and retailers can visit the Sales Tax Holiday Web site at http://tn.gov/revenue/salestaxholiday.