6 things not to buy during Tennessee’s Sales Tax Holiday weekend

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) – Tennessee’s sales tax holiday is underway and lasts through Sunday, but not everything is tax-exempt and what is not might surprise you.

The general rules for Tennessee’s Sales Tax Holiday are items are tax-exempt if they are:

  • Clothing costing $100 or Less
  • School Supplies and school art supplies costing $100 or less.
  • Computers costing $1,500 or less.

But there is a long list of items that are specifically not exempt from sales taxes, according to the Tennessee Department of Revenue.

Here are six types of items you cannot buy sales tax-free this weekend:

  • Computer software, computer CDs media or jump drives.
  • Cell phones, smart or otherwise.
  • Comestics, “hair notions,” handbags, and jewelry, fabric, zippers, thread, sewing equipment, supplier or materials.
  • Printers, printer supplies, printer ink, printer paper.
  • Wallets, watches, belt buckles (without belts), umbrellas.
  • Sporting equipment, including wetsuits, ski boots, cleated or spiked shoes, shoulder pads for sports, roller or ice skates, helmets, sports hand, elbow, mouth or shin guards, face shields,

Here is a more detailed list of items you will still have to pay tax on.

Here is a list of items that are tax-exempt for the sales tax holiday.

General information about the sales tax holiday from the Tennessee Department of Revenue.

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