Hey Nashville, It’s Tax Free Weekend!!

    That’s right! It’s time for fall, school, football and cooler weather! Get ready this weekend by shopping, tax free in Nashville and the entire state!

    Clothing – $100 or less

    Exempt:

    Clothing:
    Belts .. Caps .. Coats .. Dresses .. Gloves .. Hats .. Hosiery .. Jackets .. Jeans .. Neckties .. Pants .. Scarves .. School uniforms .. Shirts .. Shoes .. Socks .. Sneakers .. Underwear

    Taxable:
    Clothing Accessories:
    Belt Buckles (sold separately) .. Briefcases .. Cosmetics .. Hair Notions .. Handbags .. Jewelry .. Patches and Emblems (sold separately) .. Sewing Equipment and Supplies .. Sewing Materials, such as Thread, Fabric, Yarns and Zippers .. Sunglasses .. Umbrellas .. Wallets

    Protective Equipment:
    Breathing Masks .. Face Shields .. Hard Hats .. Hearing Protectors .. Helmets .. Paint or Dust Respirators .. Protective Gloves and Welder’s Gloves .. Safety Glasses and Goggles .. Tool Belts

    Sports or Recreational Equipment:
    Ballet and Tap Shoes .. Cleated or Spiked Athletic Shoes .. Gloves (Baseball, Boxing, Golf) .. Goggles .. Hand and Elbow Guards .. Life Preservers and Vests .. Mouth Guards .. Roller and Ice Skates .. Shin Guards .. Shoulder Pads .. Ski Boots .. Wetsuits and Fins

    School Supplies – $100 or less
    Exempt:
    School Supplies:
    Binders .. Book Bags/ Backpacks.. Calculators .. Chalk .. Crayons .. Erasers .. Folders .. Glue .. Lunch Boxes .. Notebooks .. Paper .. Pens .. Pencils .. Rulers .. Scissors .. Tape

    School Art Supplies:
    Clay and Glazes .. Paints .. Paintbrushes .. Sketch and Drawing Pads .. Watercolors

    Taxable:
    School Computer Supplies:
    Compact Disks .. Computer Printers .. Computer Storage Media .. Diskettes .. Handheld Electronic Schedulers .. Personal Digital Assistants .. Printer Supplies including Paper and Ink

    School Instructional Material – Textbooks and workbooks are always exempt from sales tax

    Computer – $1,500 or less
    Exempt:
    Computers with a purchase price of $1,500 or less, not for use in a trade or business, are exempt from sales tax. For purposes of this exemption, a computer is defined as a central processing unit (CPU), along with various other components including monitor, keyboard, mouse, cables to connect components, and preloaded software.

    Taxable:
    Computer parts, such as monitors, keyboards, speakers, and scanners when not sold in conjunction with a CPU .. Individually purchased software or other software not part of a preloaded software package on the initial purchase of a computer .. Storage media, such as diskettes and compact disks .. Handheld electronic schedulers .. Personal digital assistants (PDAs) .. Computer printers and supplies for printers, such as paper and ink

    Some Area Retailers have even extended their hours for shoppers, so make sure to call ahead to your favorite shopping retailer and see if you can get in an extra hour or two of tax free shopping.

    All tax information via about.com and tn.gov

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