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Tennessee Tax-Free Weekend 2016

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It’s finally here! Every year we all delight in a weekend of tax-free shopping! This year it’s even better being a week earlier and before school starts. Location Williamson has your guide on what’s tax-free, what’s not, and how to maximize your savings. So get your shopping list ready and take notes!

When does tax-free weekend start? Friday, July 29th at 12:01am and lasts through Sunday, July 31st at 11:59 pm.

What does it include? This weekend there will be no state and local sales tax on clothing, school supplies, and art supplies that cost $100 or less per item, and computers costing $1500 or less. Anyone can participate, not just students!

That list includes a lot of items, but there are some items included in the tax-free weekend that you may not know about. Baby clothes, baby diapers, athletic clothing (workout, running clothes), and tablets (iPad) are just a few examples of what else is included in the tax-free weekend. Read the full list of what’s tax exempt this weekend here.

In addition to studying what is tax-free, it’s important to know what is not tax exempt this weekend. For example, although shoes are tax-free, sporting shoes like cleats and ballet shoes are not tax-free.

Several items NOT tax exempt:

  • Accessories (handbags, jewelry, watches, cosmetics)
  • Cell phones (including smartphones)
  • Sport or recreational equipment
  • Storage media (flash drive, compact discs, etc…)
  • Computer printers
  • Video game consoles (Xbox, Playstation, etc…)
  • Electronic readers (Kindle, Nook)

Read the full list of items that are still taxable here

Save even more!

Take advantage of this weekend to save even more! Summer items such as swimsuits, flip-flops, and sandals are included as TAX-FREE and most likely on clearance. Stock up on summer clothes for next year! Look out for store sales and coupons on tax-free items to save more money. Don’t forget that you can participate in the tax-free weekend both in stores and online!


No matter if you are going back to school or just taking advantage of a weekend of savings, plan out your shopping trip and save as much as possible!


Looking to buy or sell property? Location Williamson is here to serve you and make your real estate dreams come true! Contact us today at 615.469.1412. Tell us about the property you’re looking to buy or sell!



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