(NASHVILLE) July 27, 2017— With the beginning of a new school year right around the corner, State Representative Bryan Terry (R-Murfreesboro ) is encouraging the families who live in House District 48 to utilize the state’s annual sales tax holiday to save on items such as clothing, school and art supplies, as well as computer purchases.
The state’s annual Tax Free Weekend is set for July 28-July 30. It begins at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, July 28 and ends at 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, July 30. The holiday was established by the Tennessee General Assembly in 2006 and has been held every year since; Tax-free purchases include clothing valued at $100 or less, school supplies costing $100 or less, and computers priced at $1,500 or less.
“Our annual sales tax holiday is a great way for the families of our community to meet their family’s needs and save more of their hard-earned money,” said Representative Terry. “This event, also, helps provide an opportunity to support our local businesses and grow the economy right here in Rutherford County.”
The sales tax holiday comes at an opportune time, as the gas tax hike just took effect July 1. “Over the last several years, we have worked hard to cut several taxes for Tennesseans. Unfortunately, and even with a 2 billion dollar surplus, we weren’t able to stop the gas tax hike,” explained Terry who fought against the hike. “The cost of school supplies can truly restrict a family’s budget,” Terry continued. “And now, with the gas tax hike impacting budgets even more, it is my hope that this opportunity will give our families a little more financial flexibility.”
For more information about the state’s Tax Free Holiday, please visit: https://www.tn.gov/revenue/article/sales-tax-holiday
Representative Bryan Terry serves as chairman of the House Health Subcommittee, as well as a member of the House Health and Civil Justice Committees. He lives in Murfreesboro and represents House District 48, which includes the eastern half of Rutherford County. He can be reached by calling (615) 741-2180 or emailing Rep.Bryan.Terry@capitol.tn.gov.