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Sales Tax Holiday, July 29-31, 2016

Tennessee’s annual Sales Tax Holiday is Friday, July 29 through Sunday, July 31. During the three-day tax holiday, shoppers can save nearly 10 percent on clothing, school and art supplies, and computer purchases. The tax-free weekend begins at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, July 29 and ends Sunday, July 31 at 11:59 p.m.. To see the list of school supplies for your student’s classroom, please visit your school’s website by first going to and using the “Select a School” button at the top of the page. Also, school supply lists are posted on the doors of our schools.

During the designated days, shoppers will not pay state or local sales tax on select clothing with a price of $100 or less per item, school and art supplies with a price of $100 or less per item and computers with a price of $1,500 or less. Click here for a list of items that qualify for the tax-free weekend.
A few examples of exempted items include the following:
  • Clothing: Shirts, dresses, pants, coats, gloves, hats and caps, hosiery, neckties, belts, sneakers, shoes, athletic and non-athletic uniforms, scarves, jackets, jeans, socks and underwear
  • School supplies: Binders, book bags and backpacks, calculators, tape, chalk, crayons, erasers, folders, glue, pens, pencils, lunch boxes, notebooks, paper, pencils, rulers and scissors
  • Art supplies: Clay and glazes, paints, paintbrushes, sketch and drawing pads and watercolors
  • Computers: Computers are defined as central processing units (CPUs) and bundled components including speakers,monitor, keyboard, mouse, cables and basic software
  • Laptop computers, desktop computers and tablets less than $1,500 each are eligible
The Tennessee Department of Revenue assists consumers via e-mail at and through its toll-free hotline, 1-800-342-1003. For more information, please visit