State's annual sales tax-free holiday ready for weekend run

Thursday, August 4, 2011 at 7:06pm
Staff reports

Tennessee shoppers are taking advantage of three days of savings during the state’s annual tax-free holiday that runs from Friday through Sunday.

Consumers in Nashville can save 9.25 percent in local and state sales taxes on eligible purchases, including clothes and school and art supplies priced at $100 or less and computers priced at $1,500 or less.

“The annual sales tax holiday was designed with Tennessee families in mind, providing savings for families, especially as students begin to prepare for the upcoming school year,” Gov. Bill Haslam said.

Tennessee’s first sales tax holiday was in 2006, and shoppers saved $15 million that year. Since then, they have saved up to $10 million across the state every year. Last year, the figure was $8.6 million.