Tennessee's Sales Tax Holiday Now Underway

Posted at 6:29 AM, Jul 26, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-27 23:17:25-04

It’s that time of year again: summer is winding down for kids across Middle Tennessee and the state’s sales tax holiday is now underway. 

The savings began at 12:01 a.m. as Tennessee retailers go tax free until 11:59 p.m. Sunday – that means consumers can save nearly 10 percent on clothing and school supplies that are less than $100 each. 


It applies to all clothes (under $100) for adults, kids, and even babies as well as diapers and other baby items. 

No tax will be collected on computers, laptops or tablets that are less than $1,500 either. Computers were a popular item at Best Buy in the Nashville West Shopping Center.

At Walmart in Cool Springs employees were prepared for the weekend rush of customers. Assistant Manager Crystal Ayala estimated there were over 300 back to school items in the store that cost less than one dollar.

This is the 13th year for Tennessee’s annual sales tax holiday. Tennessee is one of 16 states that offer a tax free holiday.  Kentucky does not.