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Tax Free Holiday Weekend in Tennessee 

by: Natalie Gard

 

Tax free weekend is here in Tennessee and you may be able to take advantage of more items than you thought! Most people use the tax free holiday to prepare for the upcoming school year. Everyone knows pencils, paper and notebooks are tax exempted, but we took it a step further and researched over a five page list of items that are tax free this weekend in Tennessee! The thing to keep in mind is not exceeding $100 per item on clothing and not exceeding $1500 on electronics like computers, tablets and laptops. Some of these items will surprise you, but according to The Tennessee Department of Revenue there are 154 items available for tax exemption starting 12:01 AM July 26th and ending at 11:59 PM on July 28th.

 

Here’s the list of everything tax free:

Aerobic clothing
Antique clothing (for wear)
Aprons/Clothing shields
Athletic socks
Baby clothes
Baby diapers
Baby receiving blankets
Backpacks
Bandanas
Bathing suits
Belts
Bibs
Binders
Blackboard Chalk
Blouses
Book Bags
Boots
Bow Ties
Bowling Shirts
Bras
Bridal Gowns and Bridal Veils
Calculators School supply
Camp Clothing
Caps
Cellophane Tape
Chalk
Chef Uniforms
Choir and Altar Clothing
Clay
Clerical Vestments
Clothing
Coats
Compasses
Composition Books
Computers, Notebooks, Laptops, and Tablets Exempt if $1500 or less. Includes CPU and other bundled components such as speakers, monitor, keyboard, mouse, cables, and basic software.
Corsets and Corset Laces
Costumes, including novelty children’s costumes
Coveralls
Cowboy Boots
Crayons School supply
Diapers – (adult and baby, cloth or disposable)
Dress Gloves and Shoes
Dresses
Ear Muffs
Erasers
Folders – expandable, pocket, plastic, and manila
Formal Clothing
Galoshes
Garters/Garter Belts
Girdles, Bras, and Corsets
Glazes
Gloves
Glue, Paste, and Paste Sticks
Golf Clothing (caps, dresses, shirts, skirts, pants)
Graduation Caps and Gowns
Gym Suits and Uniforms
Hats
Highlighters
Hiking boots
Hooded Shirts and Sweatshirts
Hosiery
Index Card Boxes
Index Cards
Jeans
Jerseys, sports
Jogging Apparel
Jogging Bras
Knitted Caps and Hats
Lab Coats
Leather Clothing
Leg Warmers
Legal Pads
Leotards
Lingerie
Lunch Boxes
Markers
Mittens
Neckties
Neckwear, including ties and scarves
Nightgowns and Night Shirts
Notebooks School supply
Overalls
Overshoes and Rubber Shoes
Pads, sketch and drawing School art supplies are exempt per legislation passed in 2007.
Paintbrushes, for artwork
Paints, acrylic, tempora, and oil
Pajamas
Pants
Paper – loose leaf ruled notebook paper, copy paper, graph paper, tracing paper, manila paper, colored paper, poster board, and construction paper
Pencil Boxes
Pencil Sharpeners
Pencils
Pens
Ponchos
Poster Board
Prom dresses
Protractors
Raincoats, Rain Hats, and
Ponchos
Religious Clothing
Robes
Rubber Thongs, Flip-Flops
Rulers School supply
Running Shoes, Without Cleats
Sandals
Scarves
School Art Supplies Clay and glazes, paints (acrylic, tempora, and oil), paintbrushes for artwork, sketch and drawing pads, and watercolors are exempt per legislation passed in 2007. School supplies Exempt if $100 or less per item.
School Supply Boxes
School Uniforms
Scissors
Scout uniforms
Shawls and Wraps
Shirts
Shoe Inserts
Shoe Laces
Shoes
Shorts
Ski masks
Ski suits
Slacks
Sleepwear, Nightgowns, Pajamas
Slippers
Slips
Sneakers
Socks (including athletic)
Stockings
Suits, Slacks, Jackets, and Sport
Coats
Support Hose
Suspenders
Sweat Suits
Sweaters
Sweatshirts
Swimsuits
Tablet Computer
Tennis skirts, dresses, shoes
Thongs
Textbooks
Ties/Neckwear
Tights
Trousers
T-shirts
Tuxedos, purchased
Undergarments, including longjohns
Underwear
Uniforms Athletic or Non-Athletic
Veils
Vests, except hunting and water
Walking shoes
Watercolors
Wedding Gowns $100 or less rule applies.
Windbreakers
Workbooks
Writing Tablets

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