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Sales tax holiday set to take place Aug. 5-7 throughout state

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NASHVILLE – The state’s sixth annual Sales Tax Holiday is scheduled for Friday, Aug. 5, through Sunday, Aug. 7.
Tennessee shoppers during these three days can save nearly 10 percent on tax-free clothing, school and art supplies and computer purchases.
During the designated three-day weekend, consumers will not pay state or local sales tax on select clothing with a price of $100 or less per item, school and art supplies with a price of $100 or less per item, and computers with a price of $1,500 or less.
“As in years past, last year’s tax-free weekend was very successful, providing Tennessee taxpayers nearly $8.6 million in tax savings” said Revenue Commissioner Richard H. Roberts. “We are hopeful that all Tennessee shoppers will take advantage of the tax relief provided by the 2011 Sales Tax Holiday.”
Examples of tax-exempt items include clothing such as shirts, pants and coats; school supplies including bookbags, calculators and pencils; art supplies such as clay and paint; and computers and computer components.
Visit www.tntaxholiday.com to learn more about the items exempt from sales tax.