NASHVILLE, TN (SPECIAL TO WLAF) – A three-month-long suspension on grocery sales tax began today at 12:01am.  Sales tax holidays are intended to provide relief to Tennesseans amid rising inflation and food costs.

The three-month-long grocery sales tax holiday is from Aug. 1 through Tues., Oct. 31 and applies to food and food ingredients. However, it does not include prepared food, alcohol, dietary supplements, tobacco or candy. The state will replace local revenue lost, so local governments’ budgets will not be affected by this tax reduction.  (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 08/01/2023-6AM)