Tennessee Tax Free Weekend 2015 – August 7-9
Mark your calenders for Tennessee Tax Free Weekend! The State of Tennessee’s Annual Sales Tax Holiday is held every year, beginning at 12:01 a.m. on the first Friday in August and ending at 11:59 p.m. the following Sunday night. During this weekend, certain goods may be purchased tax free. This year’s tax-free holiday weekend begins at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, August 7 and ends Sunday, August 9 at 11:59 p.m.
Tennessee Tax Free Weekend 2015- What is included??
This is a great time to buy Back to School Clothes, Supplies and big ticket items such as computers and tablets!
- Clothing Items $100 or less – Clothing is defined as human wearing apparel for general use. It does not include accessories such as jewelry or bags or sports and recreational equipment like baseball gloves.
- School Supplies $100 or less – School supplies are defined as items used by a student in a course of study. Specifically excluded are items such as instructional material, including reference books and school computer supplies (compact discs, printers, and printer ink).
- Computers $1,500 or less – Computer is defined as a central processing unit (CPU), along with various other components including monitor, keyboard, mouse, cables to connect components, and preloaded software. While the CPU may be purchased separately, other items must be part of a bundled computer package in order to be eligible. Software beyond what is preloaded with the computer package is not exempt from tax.
Tennessee Tax Free Weekend 2015 – Which stores are participating?
Merchants who sell eligible items such as clothing, school and school art supplies, and computers must participate in the sales tax holiday. If a merchant sells only to other businesses (purchases for a business do not qualify for the holiday), or does not sell items that qualify for the holiday (example: a car dealer), then the merchant is not required to participate in the holiday.
You can head over here and find a list of included and excluded items. If you are wondering if something is included then you can call call (800) 342-1003, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Central Time or e-mail Salestax.Holiday@tn.gov.
Make sure to check out the most recent Back to School Deal Posts here while you are getting ready for the weekend. Also make sure to keep an eye on my Retail Coupon Posts – on top on no sales tax, we should see coupons from Target, Kohl’s, Old Navy and more!
Not in Tennessee? I have got you covered! See this year’s complete list of participating states here and find out what is included or excluded in your individual state.