Tennessee Sales Tax Holidays
Two years in a row, the Tennessee General Assembly has approved multiple sales tax holidays for retail shoppers. The traditional sales tax holiday that covers purchases of clothing, school supplies, and computers has been approved in addition to the renewal of the additional two tax-free days that were introduced in 2021. The tax-free holiday is again extended to food and food ingredient purchases as well as gun safety purchases.
Two of the sales tax holidays will fall in the traditional late July/early August time frames. The traditional sales tax holiday will begin Friday, July 29th, and end at 11:59 p.m. Sunday, July 31st. The food sales tax holiday was an entire week in 2021, but in 2022 the Tennessee General Assembly expanded the holiday to include the entire month of August. Throughout August 2022, food and food ingredients will be sales tax exempt. The third holiday will run an entire year beginning on July 1st, 2022, and ending on June 30th, 2023, and will cover gun safes and gun safety products.