MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The Tennessee General Assembly has approved two separate sales tax holiday weekends.
During this time, specific goods can be purchased tax-free.
The first tax-free weekend focuses on clothing and back-to-school items, according to a press release.
It will begin at 12:01 a.m. July 31 and end August 2 at 11:59 p.m.
During this weekend, clothing, school supplies, computers and qualifying electronic devices will be tax-free.
Certain price restrictions apply, according to the press release.
Tax-exempt items sold online are also eligible. Items must be for personal use, not for business or trade.
Exempt clothing includes general apparel that costs $200 or less per item, like shirts, pants, socks, shoes, dresses, etc.
Items sold together, such as shoes, cannot be split to stay beneath the $200 maximum, according to the press release.
Items like jewelry, handbags and sports/recreational equipment are not tax-exempt.
School and art supplies with a purchase price less than $200 or less per item, like binders, books, backpacks, crayons, paper, pens, pencils, rulers, art supplies (glazes, paints, clay, drawing pads, paintbrushes) are tax-exempt.
School and art supplies individually priced at more than $200 are not tax-exempt.
School supplies that are normally sold together cannot be split to stay beneath the $200 maximum, according to the press release.
Exempt electronic items include:
Computers for personal use with a purchase price of $3,000 or less
Tablets, smartphones 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
Non-exempt electronics include:
Storage media, like flash drives and compact discs
Individually purchased software
The second tax-free holiday weekend will focus on restaurants.
It begins at 12:01 a.m. on August 7 and ends August 9 at 11:59 p.m, according to the press release.
During this weekend, the retail sale of food and drink by restaurants and limited-service restaurants will be exempt from sales tax.
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