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Tax Free Weekend in Tennessee

Tax Free Weekend in Tennessee

TN Tax Free Weekend

TN Tax Free Weekend

 

For 2020 only, the Tennessee General Assembly has approved two separate sales tax holiday weekends. During these weekends, certain goods may be purchased tax free. 

TN Department of Revenue| Jul 30, 2020

The first tax-free holiday weekend focuses on clothing and other back-to-school items. It begins at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, July 31 and ends Sunday, August 2 at 11:59 p.m. During this time, clothing, school supplies, and computers and other qualifying electronic devices may be purchased tax-free. Certain price restrictions apply.

Exempt items sold online are also eligible. Items must be purchased for personal use, not for business or trade.

 


 

Tax Free Weekend

TN Tax Free Weekend

Clothing

Exempt: 

  • General apparel that costs $200 or less per item, such as shirts, pants, socks, shoes, dresses, etc.

Not exempt:

    • Apparel items priced at more than $200
    • Items sold together, such as shoes, cannot be split up to stay beneath the $200 maximum
    • Items such as jewelry, handbags, or sports and recreational equipment

 


 

TN Tax Free Holiday

TN Tax Free Holiday

School Supplies

Exempt:

  • School and art supplies with a purchase price of $200 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 paintbrushes

Not exempt:

  • School and art supplies individually priced at more than $200
  • Items that are normally sold together cannot be split up to stay beneath the $200 maximum

 


 

TN Tax Free Holiday

TN Tax Free Holiday

Computers & Other Electronics

Exempt:

  • Computers for personal use with a purchase price of $3,000 or less
  • Tablets, smart phones and electronic readers with a purchase price of $3,000 or less
  • Televisions and video game consoles with a purchase price of $3,000 or less

Not exempt: 

  • Storage media, like flash drives and compact discs
  • Individually purchased software
  • Printer supplies
  • Household appliances

 


 

2nd TN Tax Free Holiday

2nd Tax Free Holiday

 

The second tax-free holiday weekend focuses on restaurant sales.

It begins at 12:01 a.m. on August 7 and ends Sunday, August 9 at 11:59 p.m.

During this time, the retail sale of food and drink by restaurants and limited service restaurants, as defined in Tenn. Code Ann. ยง 57-4-102, is exempt from sales tax.

 

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