State Representative Terri Lynn Weaver Announces Annual Sales Tax Holiday

July 18, 2013
State Representative Terri Lynn Weaver

State Representative Terri Lynn Weaver (R–Lancaster) announced this week that Tennessee’s 9th annual Sales Tax Holiday is scheduled for Friday, August 2nd through Sunday, August 4th, 2013. During the three day tax holiday, shoppers can save almost 10 percent on tax free clothing, school and art supplies, and computer purchases.

"It is once again that time of year for the citizens of our district to participate in our state’s annual sales tax holiday,” said Representative Weaver. “This tax-free weekend presents a great opportunity to save money on back-to-school items or to stock up on much-needed essentials.”

The holiday begins at 12:01 a.m. on Friday and ends at 11:59 p.m. on Sunday. During the designated three day weekend, 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.

“I hope this holiday allows the people of our community to keep a bit more hard-earned money in their pockets,” continued Representative Weaver. “I am an advocate of lower taxes across the board and will continue that fight in Nashville to help put even more money back in your bank account over the coming months.”

For more information, please visit www.tntaxholiday.com. The Tennessee Department of Revenue also assists consumers via e-mail at salestax.holiday@tn.gov, and through its toll-free hotline, 1-800-342-1003. Exempted items include:

•Clothing: Shirts, dresses, pants, coats, gloves and mittens, hats and caps, hosiery, neckties, belts, sneakers, shoes, uniforms — both athletic and non-athletic, and scarves.

•School supplies: Binders, book bags, calculators, tape, chalk, crayons, erasers, folders, glue, pens, pencils, lunch boxes, notebooks, paper, rulers and scissors.

•Art supplies: Clay and glazes, acrylic, tempera and oil paints, paintbrushes for artwork, sketch and drawing pads, and watercolors.

•Computers: Laptop computers, desktop computers, tablets, central processing units (CPUs), along with various other components including monitor, keyboard, mouse, cables to connect components, and pre-loaded software.

Terri Lynn Weaver is serving her third term in the House of Representatives and is a member of the House Criminal Justice Committee and the House Transportation Committee. She is Chairwoman of the Transportation Subcommittee. Weaver represents District 40, which encompasses Dekalb, Smith, Trousdale, and part of Sumner Counties.

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