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Back To School Tax Free Weekend

It’s almost time to go back to school! It’s been crazy around here with all the people that are out and about trying to get their kids ready to go back to school! I’m not even planning to leave my house this weekend, with tax free weekend being this weekend here in Tennessee. We wanted to share all the items that are included within Tax Free Weekend and when Tax Free Weekend is for your state!

Tax free weekend

What is included in Tax-Free Weekend?

Clothing (Exempt if $100 or less per item)

  • Aerobic Clothing
  • Antique Clothing (For wear)
  • Aprons/Clothing shields
  • Athletic socks
  • Bandanas
  • Bathing suits
  • Belts
  • Blouses
  • Boots, general purpose (Winter, dress, cowboy, hiking)
  • Bow Ties
  • Bowling Shirts
  • Bras
  • Bridal Gowns and Bridal Veils
  • Camp Clothing
  • Caps
  • Chef Uniforms
  • Choir and Altar Clothing
  • Clerical Vestments
  • Coats
  • Corsets and Corset Laces
  • Costumes, including novelty
  • Children’s Costumes
  • Coveralls
  • Cowboy Boots
  • Dress Gloves and Shoes
  • Dresses
  • Ear Muffs
  • Formal Clothing
  • Galoshes
  • Garters/Garter Belts
  • Gloves
  • Golf Clothing (caps, dresses, shirts, skirts, pants)
  • Graduation Caps and Gowns
  • Gym Suits and Uniforms
  • Hats, general purpose: cowboy, baseball, knit
  • Hiking Boots
  • Hooded Shirts and Sweatshirts
  • Hosiery
  • Jackets
  • Jeans
  • Jerseys, Sports
  • Jogging Apparel
  • Jogging Bras
  • Knitted Caps and Hats
  • Lab Coats
  • Leather Clothing
  • Leg Warmers
  • Leotards
  • Lingerie
  • Mittens
  • Neckties
  • Neckwear, including ties and scarves
  • Nightgowns and Night Shirts
  • Overalls
  • Overshoes and Rubber Shoes
  • Pajamas
  • Pants
  • Ponchos
  • Prom Dresses
  • Protractor
  • Raincoats, Rain Hats, and Ponchos
  • Religious Clothing
  • Robes
  • Rubber Thongs, Flip-Flops
  • Running Shoes, Without Cleats
  • Sandals
  • Scarves
  • School Uniforms
  • Scout Uniforms
  • Shawls and Wraps
  • Shirts
  • Shoe Inserts
  • Shoe Laces
  • Shoes
  • Shorts
  • Ski Masks
  • Ski Suits
  • Slacks
  • Sleepwear, Nightgowns, Pajamas
  • Slippers
  • Slips
  • Sneakers
  • Socks (Including athletic)
  • Stockings
  • Suits, Slacks, Jackets, and Sport Coats
  • Support Hose
  • Suspenders
  • Sweat Suits
  • Sweaters
  • Sweatshirts
  • Swimsuits
  • Tennis skirts, dresses, shoes
  • Thongs
  • Ties/Neckwear
  • Tights
  • Trousers
  • T-shirts
  • Tuxedos, purchased
  • Undergarments, Including long johns
  • Underwear
  • Uniforms, Athletic and non-athletic
  • Veils
  • Vests, Except hunting and water
  • Walking shoes
  • Wedding gowns
  • Windbreakers

Infant (Exempt if $100 or less per item)

  • Baby clothes
  • Bibs
  • Baby receiving blankets
  • Diapers (Adult, baby, disposable)

School Supplies (Exempt if $100 or less per item)

  • Backpacks/Book Bags
  • Binders
  • Blackboard Chalk
  • Calculators School supply
  • Cellophane Tape
  • Chalk
  • Clay
  • Compasses School supply
  • Crayons
  • Erasers
  • Folders – expandable, pocket, plastic and manila
  • Glue, Paste, and Paste Sticks
  • Highlighters
  • Index Card Boxes
  • Index Cars
  • Legal Pads
  • Lunch Boxes
  • Markers
  • Pads, sketch and drawing
  • School art supplies
  • Paintbrushes (For artwork)
  • Paints, acrylic, tempora, and oil
  • Paper – loose leaf ruled notebook paper, copy paper, graph paper, tracing paper,
  • manila paper, colored paper, poster board, and construction paper
  • Pencil Boxes
  • Pencil Sharpeners
  • Pencils
  • Pens
  • Poster Board
  • Rulers
  • School Art Supplies Clay and glazes, paints (acrylic, tempora, and oil), paint brushes for artwork, sketch and drawing pads, and watercolors
  • School Supply Boxes
  • Scissors
  • Textbooks
  • Watercolors

Technology (Exempt if $1500 or less. Includes CPU and other bundled components such as speakers, monitor, keyboard, mouse, cables, and basic software)

  • Computers
  • Notebooks
  • Laptops
  • Tablets

Click here for the FULL list of tax-exempt items

https://www.tn.gov/content/dam/tn/revenue/documents/taxes/sales/salestaxholiday/STH_Alpha_List_2015_exempt.pdf

 

Tax Free Weekend by State

The site below gives the full list of when Tax Free Weekend is for each state! Make sure you check it out and see when your tax free weekend is!

https://www.taxadmin.org/sales-tax-holidays

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