Every year, more than a dozen states host tax free weekends. These tax holidays let you buy back-to-school essentials, prep your home for natural disasters, and stock up on other necessities without having to pay sales tax.
Read on to learn the specifics of the next tax free weekend in Tennessee.
When Is the Next Tennessee Tax Free Weekend?
Tennessee's sales tax holiday will start at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, July 26, 2019 and end at 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, July 28, 2019.
What Qualifies for Tax Free Shopping?
Tennessee exempts the following categories of goods:
- Clothing of $100 or less
- School supplies and school art supplies of $100 or less
- Computers of $1,500 or less
There is no limit to the number of items you may purchase, as long as each individual item is below the price limit. However, computer CPUs may be purchased individually, while other computer-related items and peripheral devices must be bundled with a CPU to be eligible.
Tennessee maintains a PDF list of items exempted during the tax holiday.
What WON'T Qualify for Tax-Free Shopping?
Unlike most states, Tennessee does not exempt computer supplies sold without a CPU — so if you're looking for a deal on printer ink, you're out of luck. And as in most states, accessories and clothing rentals are also not tax-exempt.
Additionally, any items used in a trade or business are not exempt. Rely on layaway for your back to school shopping? Sorry — layaway and deferred payment options are also not exempt from sales tax.
Tennessee maintains a PDF list of items that are specifically not exempt during the tax holiday.
More Tennessee Tax Holiday Tips
Internet sales qualify as long as the order is paid for during the holiday and the item is delivered to a Tennessee address. You should check out the Tennessee Department of Revenue's FAQs for more information.