The Tennessee Department of Revenue has announced the dates for Tennesseeâ€™s annual sales tax holiday.
Shoppers can save nearly 10 percent on more than 150 different items, including clothing, school supplies, and computers, from 12:01 a.m. on Friday, July 26, until 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, July 28, according to a news release.
The holiday weekend isnâ€™t just for students and Tennesseans. Anyone who wants to shop in Tennessee during the last weekend of July will be eligible to save on sales tax.
â€œThe sales tax holiday means hard-earned dollars go back into the hands of Tennessee families,â€ Governor Bill Lee said in the release. â€œWe encourage everyone to participate and take advantage of the savings during what can be an expensive time of year.â€
State and local taxes will NOT be collected on exempt items that cost $100 or less per item, or computers that cost $1,500 or less. A full list of tax-exempt items can be found at www.tntaxholiday.com
What you need to know at a glance:Â
Who can buy tax-exempt clothing?Â
â€¢ Anyone (not just students) can buy clothing that qualifies
What clothing is tax-exempt?(meaning NO TAX will be charged)Â
â€¢ General apparel that costs $100 or less per item (shirts, pants, jackets, socks, shoes, dresses, etc.)Â
â€¢ Items that are normally sold together, such as shoes, cannot be split up to stay beneath the $100 threshold.
What clothing is still taxable?Â
â€¢ Apparel that costs more than $100.Â
â€¢ Items such as jewelry, handbags, or sports and recreational equipmentÂ
â€¢ Items purchased for business or trade useÂ
Who can buy tax-exempt school supplies?Â
â€¢ Anyone (not just students) can buy school supplies that qualifyÂ
What school supplies are tax-exempt? (NO TAX charged)Â
â€¢ School and art supplies with a purchase price of $100 or less per item, such as binders, books, backpacks, crayons, paper, pens, pencils, and rulers, and art supplies such as glazes, clay, paints, drawing pads, and artist paintbrushesÂ
â€¢ Items that are normally sold together cannot be split up to stay beneath the $100 thresholdÂ
What school supplies are still taxable?Â
â€¢ School and art supplies individually priced at more than $100Â
â€¢ Items purchased for business or trade use
Who can buy tax-exempt computers?Â
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â€¢ Anyone (not just students) can buy computers that qualifyÂ
What computer items are tax-exempt? (NO TAX charged)Â
â€¢ Computers with a purchase price of $1,500 or less. This includes laptops as well as tablets (iPads, etc.)
â€¢ Computers for personal (not business) useÂ
What computer parts are still taxable?Â
â€¢ Computer parts, like keyboards and monitors, when not sold with a CPUÂ
â€¢ Storage media, like flash drives and compact discs.Â
â€¢ Individually purchased software
â€¢ Video game consolesÂ
â€¢ Computer printers and suppliesÂ
â€¢ Electronic readers (Kindles, Nooks, etc.) and personal digital assistants.
â€¢ Cell phones, including smart phonesÂ