The Tennessee General Assembly has again enacted a sales tax free weekend, August 3-5, 2012, enabling Tennesseans to purchase school-related items without the penalty of a sales tax. During this time, shoppers can save almost 10 percent on tax-free clothing, school and art supplies, and computer purchases.
The holiday begins at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, August 3 and ends on Sunday, August 5 at 11:59 p.m. During the designated three-day weekend, shoppers may purchase selected clothing with a price of $100 or less per item, school supplies with a price of $100 or less per item and computers with a price of $1,500 or less without paying Tennessee’s state and local sales tax.
The holiday also includes purchases of qualified items sold via mail, telephone, e-mail or internet if the customer orders and pays for the item and the retailer accepts the order during the holiday for immediate shipment, even if delivery is made after the exemption period.
More information from the Department of Revenue is available from the following sources: