With the beginning of a new school year right around the corner, State Representative Dennis Powers (R-Jacksboro) is encouraging the families who live in House District 36 to utilize the state’s annual sales tax holiday to save on items such as clothing, school and art supplies, as well as computer purchases.  Tennessee’s annual Tax Free Weekend is set for this weekend, July 27-July 29. It begins at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, July 27 and ends at 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, July 29. This holiday was established by the General Assembly in 2006 and has been held every year since.  Tax-free purchases include clothing valued at $100 or less, school or art supplies costing $100 or less, and computers priced at $1,500 or less.
“Our annual sales tax holiday is another way we are helping the citizens of our community meet the growing needs of their families while also keeping more of their hard-earned money,” said Representative Powers. “This event also supports our local businesses and sparks the economies right here in our region.”
“The cost of school supplies can truly restrict a family’s budget,” Powers continued. “It is my hope that this opportunity will give our families a little more financial flexibility moving forward.”
For more information about the state’s annual Tax Free Weekend, please CLICK HERE. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 07/25/2018-6AM)