Three upcoming sales tax holidays in Tennessee

Knoxville, Tenn. (WVLT) – Caution! There are three sales tax holidays in Tennessee this year, and all are coming soon.

In addition to the traditional sales tax exemption on clothing, school supplies and computers, the Tennessee General Assembly approved two additional tax-free days, one for groceries and another for gun safes and security equipment.

The first tax holiday of 2022 covers gun safes and security equipment. It will start at 12:01 a.m. on July 1 and end at 11:59 p.m. on June 30, 2023. The gun safes included in the promotion include locking containers equipped with a padlock, key lock, combination lock or any other device intended to store weapons securely. A state spokesperson said safeties are defined as an “integrated device to be fitted or installed on a firearm that allows the user to program the firearm so that it will not works only for specified persons designated by the user via computerized locking devices or other means integrated and permanent part of the firearm.

Tennesseans can look forward to the traditional sales tax day this year covering clothing, school supplies and computers. It will start at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, July 29 and end at 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, July 31. Items sold online will be eligible; however, certain restrictions apply. Find out here which items are tax exempt during the holidays.

For the last tax-free holiday to begin this year, the long-awaited grocery sales tax suspension will begin at 12:01 a.m. on Monday, August 1 and end at 11:50 p.m. on Wednesday, August 31.

Learn more about sales tax holidays here.

Upcoming tax holidays in Tennessee(TTD)

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