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Annual Tennessee Sales Tax Holiday

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Each year since 2006, the state of Tennessee has held a weekend-long sales tax holiday in which certain items are tax exempt. This annual sales tax holiday begins on the first Friday in August at 12:01 a.m. and ends at 11:59 p.m. on the following Sunday.

2013 Tennessee Sales Tax Holiday
Friday, August 2nd, 12:01 a.m. -- Sunday, August 4th, 11:59 p.m.

Sales tax exempt items include the following school supplies, clothing, and computers:

School and Art Supplies ($100 or less per item)

  • Binders
  • Backpacks
  • Calculators
  • Chalk
  • Clay and Glazes
  • Compasses
  • Crayons
  • Erasers
  • Folders
  • Glue
  • Highlighters
  • Index Cards and Boxes
  • Legal Pads
  • Lunch Boxes
  • Markers
  • Notebooks
  • Paint and Paintbrushes
  • Paper
  • Pencil Boxes (a.k.a. school boxes)
  • Pencils
  • Pencil Sharpeners
  • Pens
  • Protractors
  • Rulers
  • Scissors
  • Sketch Pads
  • Tape (such as Scotch brand)
  • Watercolors
  • Writing Tablets

Clothing($100 or less per item)

  • Belts
  • Caps
  • Coats
  • Diapers
  • Dresses
  • Ear muffs
  • Gloves (or Mittens)
  • Gym Uniforms
  • Hats
  • Jackets
  • Jeans
  • Neckties
  • Nightgowns
  • Pajamas
  • Pants
  • Ponchos
  • Raincoats
  • Robes
  • School Uniforms
  • Shawls
  • Shirts
  • Shoes
  • Socks
  • Undergarments

Computer Items($1,500 or less per item)

  • Computer CPU
  • Connecting Cables
  • Keyboards
  • Laptop Computers
  • Monitors
  • Mouse
  • Notebook Computers
  • Preloaded Software

For additional information, visit the Tennessee Department of Revenue website.

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