Sales Tax Holiday
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.
“The COVID-19 pandemic has caused immense economic strain on Tennessee families. These sales tax holidays will allow them to keep more of their hard-earned money and support Tennessee businesses,” Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee said in a press release.
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.
- General apparel that costs $200 or less per item, such as shirts, pants, socks, shoes, dresses, etc.
- 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
- 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
- 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
Computers & Other Electronics
- 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
- Storage media, like flash drives and compact discs
- Individually purchased software
- Printer supplies
- Household appliances