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Tax Free Weekend This Weekend

Tax HolidayThe State of Tennessee’s Annual Sales Tax Holiday is held every year on the first Friday in August and ends the following Sunday night. This year’s tax-free holiday weekend began at 12:01 a.m on Friday and ends Sunday at 11:59 p.m.  During this time, Tennesseans can enjoy tax-free purchases on certain clothing, school and art supplies and computers.  According to Florence Hull of Clayton Family Shoe Store in Tullahoma, this weekend is one of the busiest week-ends of the year.  Hull has increased her staff for the week-end and actually got in the “no tax” spirit all week long with a remodeling and back to school sale where they pay the tax for you.  Clayton’s, like many businesses, will extend their business hours staying open until 5:30 PM on Saturday night.  Clayton’s Family Shoe Store is located at 108 West Lincoln Street in downtown Tullahoma.  The first Sales Tax Holiday was in 2006, saving Tennesseans about $15 million that year. Since then, Tennesseans have enjoyed an average of $8 to $10 million in tax savings each holiday.  Remember to get out and save as much as 10% and also support your local businesses.   For a list of items that are exempt during this week-end,  visit:  http://www.tn.gov/revenue/salestaxholiday/One%20Pager%20Overview.pdf