(NASHVILLE, TN), July 26, 2011  -- Local businesses and consumers will get a boost from Tennessee’s “Sales Tax Holiday” set to begin on Friday, August 5 at 12:01 a.m. according to State Senator Mae Beavers  (R – Mt. Juliet).  The holiday ends on Sunday, August 7 at 11:59 p.m.

“This is the sixth year for Tennessee’s Sales Tax Holiday,” said Senator Beavers, who was a key supporter of legislation which implemented the sales tax relief  law.  “Although it is mainly geared toward helping parents with back-to-school expenses, it provides relief to consumers of all ages with sales tax exempt clothing purchases and other items like home computers.”

During the holiday, clothing with a purchase price of $100 or less per item is exempt from sales tax.  School supplies exempted include items of $100 or less like binders, book bags, calculators, tape, chalk, crayons, erasers, folders, glue, pens, pencils, lunch boxes, notebooks, paper, ruler, and scissors.  Additionally, there is no requirement that purchases be made only for students. If an item is tax exempt, anyone may make the purchase tax–free.

Computers with a purchase price of $1,500 or less, not for use in a trade or business, are also exempt from tax. Laptop computers, if priced at $1,500 or less, qualify as well as tablet computers. For more information, please contact the Tennessee Department of Revenue online at www.tntaxholiday.com or at www.TN.gov/revenue.  Citizens or merchants with inquiries can also email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or telephone 1 (800) 342-1003 7 a.m. – 5 p.m., CST, Monday through Friday.