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Annual Sales Tax Holiday Set for July 27-29

Tennessee’s annual Sales Tax Holiday is scheduled for Friday, July 27, through Sunday, July 29, 2018.  During the three-day tax holiday, shoppers can save nearly 10 percent on clothing, school and art supplies and computer purchases. 


For a list of your student’s school supplies and classroom needs, please visit your school’s website by going to and using the “Select a School” button at the top of the page.


A list of qualifying tax-exempt items may be found on the state’s website:


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.


Questions about the tax holiday? Email or call the toll-free hotline at 1-800-342-1003.