Tennessee Sales Tax Holiday 2016 will now be earlier

Tennessee Sales Tax Holiday 2016 will now be earlier

Recent legislation has changed the date of Tennessee Sales Tax Holiday 2016.

According to an announcement from the Tennessee Department of Revenue, Tennessee’s back to school sales tax holiday will now be one weekend earlier than it has been in the past. Starting in 2016, and continuing annually, the sales tax holiday will be held during the last Friday in July through the following Sunday.

The dates for this year’s sales tax holiday are July 29 through July 31, 2016.

The new law did not change any other aspects of the sales tax holiday. As in prior years, consumers will not pay state or local sales tax on clothing, school and art supplies that cost $100 or less per item and computers that cost $1,500 or less.

Tennessee had its first sales tax holiday in 2007.

Full story:Tennessee Department of Revenue

All of the latest Tennessee Sales Tax Holiday 2016 news and items list available our main Tennessee page here.

What is tax free on Tennessee Tax Free Weekend 2016?

  • Clothing:  $100 or Less
  • School Supplies:  $100 or Less
  • Computers:  $1,500 or Less

Sales Tax Holiday Alphabetical Directory: Exempt Items Tennessee Code Annotated Section 67-6-393 Note: No items used in trade or business are exempt under these provisions. Item Other Information Aerobic clothing Antique clothing (for wear) Aprons/Clothing shields Athletic socks Baby clothes Baby diapers Baby receiving blankets Backpacks Bandanas Bathing suits Belts Bibs Binders School supply Blackboard Chalk School supply Blouses Book Bags School supply Boots, general purpose (winter, dress, cowboy, hiking) Bow Ties Bowling Shirts Bras Bridal Gowns and Bridal Veils Calculators School supply Camp Clothing Caps Cellophane Tape School supply Chalk School supply Chef Uniforms Choir and Altar Clothing Clay School art supplies are exempt . Clerical Vestments Clothing Exempt if $100 or less per item. Coats Compasses School supply Composition Books School supply Sales Tax Holiday Alphabetical Directory: Exempt Items Tennessee Code Annotated Section 67-6-393 Note: No items used in trade or business are exempt under these provisions. Item Other Information Computers, Notebooks, Laptops, and Tablets Exempt if $1500 or less. Includes CPU and other bundled components such as speakers, monitor, keyboard, mouse, cables, and basic software. Corsets and Corset Laces Costumes, including novelty chilldren’s costumes Coveralls Cowboy Boots Crayons School supply Diapers – (adult and baby, cloth or disposable) Dress Gloves and Shoes Dresses Ear Muffs Erasers School supply Folders – expandable, pocket, plastic, and manila School supply Formal Clothing, purchased Galoshes Garters/Garter Belts Girdles, Bras, and Corsets Glazes School art supplies are exempt. Gloves Glue, Paste, and Paste Sticks School supply Golf Clothing (caps, dresses, shirts, skirts, pants) Graduation Caps and Gowns, purchased Gym Suits and Uniforms Hats, general purpose: cowboy, baseball, knit Highlighters School supply Hiking boots Hooded Shirts and Sweatshirts Hosiery Index Card Boxes School supply Index Cards School supply Sales Tax Holiday Alphabetical Directory: Exempt Items Tennessee Code Annotated Section 67-6-393 Note: No items used in trade or business are exempt under these provisions. Item Other Information Jackets Jeans Jerseys, sports Jogging Apparel Jogging Bras Knitted Caps and Hats Lab Coats Leather Clothing Leg Warmers Legal Pads School supply Leotards Lingerie Lunch Boxes School supply Markers School supply Mittens Neckties Neckwear, including ties and scarves Nightgowns and Night Shirts Notebooks School supply Overalls Overshoes and Rubber Shoes Pads, sketch and drawing School art supplies are exempt per legislation passed in 2007. Paintbrushes, for artwork School art supplies are exempt. Paints, acrylic, tempora, and oil School art supplies are exempt. Pajamas Pants Paper – loose leaf ruled notebook paper, copy paper, graph paper, tracing paper, manila paper, colored paper, poster board, and construction paper School supply Pencil Boxes School supply Pencil Sharpeners School supply Pencils School supply Sales Tax Holiday Alphabetical Directory: Exempt Items Tennessee Code Annotated Section 67-6-393 Note: No items used in trade or business are exempt under these provisions. Item Other Information Pens School supply Ponchos Poster Board School supply Prom dresses Protractors School supply Raincoats, Rain Hats, and Ponchos Religious Clothing Robes Rubber Thongs, Flip-Flops Rulers School supply Running Shoes, Without Cleats Sandals Scarves School Art Supplies Clay and glazes, paints (acrylic, tempora, and oil), paintbrushes for artwork, sketch and drawing pads, and watercolors are exempt per legislation passed in 2007. School supplies Exempt if $100 or less per item. School Supply Boxes School supply School Uniforms Scissors School supply Scout uniforms Shawls and Wraps Shirts Shoe Inserts Shoe Laces Shoes Shorts Ski masks Ski suits Slacks Sleepwear, Nightgowns, Pajamas Slippers Slips Sneakers Socks (including athletic) Sales Tax Holiday Alphabetical Directory: Exempt Items Tennessee Code Annotated Section 67-6-393 Note: No items used in trade or business are exempt under these provisions. Item Other Information Stockings Suits, Slacks, Jackets, and Sport Coats Support Hose Suspenders Sweat Suits Sweaters Sweatshirts Swimsuits Tablet Computer Tennis skirts, dresses, shoes Thongs Textbooks Ties/Neckwear Tights Trousers T-shirts Tuxedos, purchased Undergarments, including longjohns Underwear Uniforms Athletic or Non-Athletic Veils Veils for general use are exempt. Vests, except hunting and water Walking shoes Watercolors Wedding Gowns $100 or less rule applies. Windbreakers Workbooks Writing Tablets