TOP PHOTO: State Representative Dennis Powers spoke at a South Campbell County Rotary luncheon earlier this year.

CAMPBELL COUNTY, TN. (WLAF)- State Rep. Dennis Powers (R-Jacksboro) is encouraging local residents to take advantage of Tennessee’s three-month sales tax holiday for groceries.

The sales tax holiday began Aug. 1 and goes through Oct. 31. It gives shoppers the opportunity to save up to 6.75 percent in state and local option sales taxes on food and food ingredients.

“As our nation continues to struggle with historic inflation, Tennessee remains committed to cutting taxes in meaningful ways,” Powers said. “These savings will benefit families across our state by returning more of our citizens’ hard-earned dollars back to them. My Republican colleagues and I will continue to look for additional ways to keep taxes low so that all Tennesseans can prosper.”

The General Assembly passed the largest tax cut in Tennessee history earlier this year, providing more than $404 million in savings for families and small businesses. These reforms will lower the tax burden on small businesses, boost the state’s economic competitiveness, encourage entrepreneurship and provide financial relief for families amid rising food costs.

Tennessee’s annual back-to-school tax-free weekend for school supplies was held in July. Since 2011, the General Assembly has cut more than $2.4 billion in state taxes.

For more information about the sales tax holiday, including a complete list of exempt and non-exempt items, visit HERE.