The Tennessee Sales Tax Holiday

Here's what you need to know about the annual Tennessee sales tax holiday.

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Update: The back-to-school Tennessee sales tax holiday has ended, but Tennessee shoppers can look forward to a separate tax holiday this year.

Tennessee's 2023 back-to-school sales tax holiday began at 12:01 AM on July 28 and ran until 11:59 PM on July 30. The tax holiday made certain clothing items, school supplies and computers exempt from sales tax, which was especially helpful since Tennessee has one of the highest sales tax rates in the nation.  

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Katelyn Washington
Former Tax Writer

Katelyn has more than 6 years of experience working in tax and finance. While she specialized in tax content while working at Kiplinger from 2023 to 2024, Katelyn has also written for digital publications on topics including insurance, retirement, and financial planning and had financial advice commissioned by national print publications. She believes knowledge is the key to success and enjoys providing content that educates and informs.