Three upcoming sales tax holidays in Tennessee


Knoxville, Tenn. (WVLT) – Caution! There are three sales tax holidays in Tennessee this year, and all are coming soon.

In addition to the traditional sales tax exemption on clothing, school supplies and computers, the Tennessee General Assembly approved two additional tax-free days, one for groceries and another for gun safes and security equipment.

The first 2022 tax holiday covers safes for firearms and security equipment. It will start at 12:01 a.m. on July 1 and end at 11:59 p.m. on June 30, 2023. The gun safes included in the promotion include locking containers equipped with a padlock, key lock, combination lock or any other device intended to store weapons securely. A state spokesperson said safeties are defined as an “integrated device to be fitted or installed on a firearm that allows the user to program the firearm so that it will not works only for specified persons designated by the user via computerized locking devices or other means integrated and permanent part of the firearm.

Tennesseans can expect traditional sales tax day to cover clothes, school supplies and computers This year. It will start at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, July 29 and end at 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, July 31. Items sold online will be eligible; however, certain restrictions apply. Find out which items are tax exempt during the vacation here.

For the last tax-free leave to start this year, the long-awaited suspension of sales tax on groceries will begin at 12:01 a.m. on Monday, August 1 and end at 11:50 p.m. on Wednesday, August 31.

Learn more about sales tax exemptions here.

Upcoming tax holidays in Tennessee(TTD)

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