Shop tax-free this weekend for savings

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With school starting Aug. 5 in Carroll County, the state-wide tax free weekend coming up (July 26-28) will provide lots of opportunities to purchase items at big savings. Lots of businesses will be offering specials that will further enhance the public’s buying power.

During this holiday period, shoppers can save nearly 10 percent on more than 150 different items, including clothing, school supplies and computers, as students prepare for the back-to-school time of year.

State and local taxes will not be collected on exempt items that cost $100 or less per item and computers that cost $1,500 or less. For a full list of tax exempt items, log onto www.tntaxholiday.com.

But the good news is the fact that the sales tax weekend is not only students returning to school, but for everyone. Anyone who wants to shop in Tennessee, even from other states, is eligible to be exempted from the sales tax as well.

Tennessee law provides for a sales tax holiday every year during the last weekend in July.

“The sales tax holiday means hard-earned dollars go back into the hands of Tennessee families,” said Gov. Bill Lee. “We encourage everyone to participate and take advantage of the savings during what can be an expensive time of year.”

This year, the sales tax holiday begins at 12:01 a.m. July 26 and ends at 11:59 p.m. on July 28.

“This is an important savings opportunity for everyone,” said state Revenue Commissioner David Gerregano, “We want to remind people about it because it only happens one weekend a year.”

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