Tennessee will have two tax-free holiday weekends this summer

The Tennessee General Assembly approved two tax-free weekends in 2020. (Courtesy Fotolia)
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The Tennessee General Assembly approved two tax-free weekends in 2020. (Courtesy Fotolia)

The Tennessee General Assembly has approved two sales tax holidays weekends in 2020—one for back-to-school items and the other for restaurants, according to a news release.

The first tax-free shopping weekend, which includes clothing, computers, school supplies and qualifying electronics, will begin at 12:01 a.m. July 31 andend at 11:59 p.m. Aug. 2.

The second weekend, which will exempt restaurant food and drink purchases from sales tax, will begin at 12:01 a.m. Aug. 7 and end at 11:59 p.m. Aug. 9.

“We want to remind everyone about these opportunities for tax relief,” Revenue Commissioner David Gerregano said in the release. “It’s a good opportunity to save money during these difficult times.”

During the first tax-free weekend, the following items will be exempt from sales tax.

  • Clothing priced at $200 or less

  • School supplies priced at $200 or less

  • School art supplies priced at $200 or less

  • Electronic devices priced at $3,000 or less


The Tennessee Department of Revenue said qualified items sold online or by mail or telephone will also count for the sales tax exemption, but customers must order and pay for the item during the holiday.


A full list of exempt items is available on the Tennessee Department of Revenue's website.


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