6 Things You Don’t Know About the Tennessee Tax Free Weekend

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Do you love saving money when you shop? From Friday, July 28 through Sunday, July 30, Tennessee Tax Free Weekend will be in full swing across Sevierville, Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg. You can save up to 10% on certain items while shopping during the tax free holiday. Find out more below!

1. Which items are non-taxable during the Tennessee Tax Free Weekend?

Clothing

  • Items priced at less than $100
  • Belts, coats, dresses, gloves, hats, jeans, pants, school uniforms, shoes, shirts, etc.

School Supplies

  • Items priced at less than $100
  • Backpacks, calculators, crayons, folders, lunch boxes, notebooks, pens, paints, drawing pads, etc.

Computers

  • Items priced at less than $1,500
  • Computers with a purchase price of $1,500 or less that are not for use in business

For more information about tax free items, take a look at the State of Tennessee’s website here: http://www.tn.gov/revenue/article/sales-tax-holiday

2. What is Tennessee’s sales tax rate?

The state of Tennessee has a sales tax rate of 7%. No matter where you are for the Tennessee Tax Free Weekend, you will at least save that much!

Sevier County has an additional tax rate of 2.75%. Meaning, the total sales tax in Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, and Sevierville equals 9.75%. So, when you buy any of the qualifying items while you’re in these areas, you will save a total of 9.75%. That’s a pretty big savings!

Tips for Shopping During Tennessee Tax Free Weekend

3. Remember that the stores will be pretty busy. It may be a good idea to plan ahead, know exactly where you want to go and have a good idea of the things you may be looking to buy.

4. The lines may be long, so you may not be able to try on a lot of clothes. It’s smart to know what sizes you are looking for in which items.

5. When you’re shopping, it’s best to go early in the day when stores open. This way, you hit the stores before they get busy and you also get the best selection of merchandise that’s on sale.

6. If you want to save even more money during Tennessee Tax Free Weekend, take a look at Visit My Smokies’ selection of Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge coupons.

Where is your favorite place to shop in Sevierville, Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg? Be sure to let us know in the comments section below!

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