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Sales Tax Holiday Nears

This information is provided courtesy of 28th District State Sen. and MD Joey Hensley, (R -Hohenwald), who represents Giles and five other counties.

Hensley encourages citizens to take advantage of Tennessee’s new and traditional sales tax holidays beginning at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, July 30.

The 16th annual tax holiday on clothing, school supplies and computers will run through 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 1; while a new sales tax holiday on food, food ingredients and prepared food will remain in effect through the end of Thursday, Aug. 5.

The new holiday includes qualified sales of prepared food by restaurants, food trucks, caterers and grocery stores.

Hensley says the new sales tax holiday on food is intended to provide relief to all Tennesseans.

Sales tax relief for prepared food will also aid restaurants which have been especially hurt by effects of the pandemic, he said.

In addition, Hensley said legislation passed by the General Assembly provided a sales tax holiday on gun safes and safety devices.

The year-long holiday began July 1, 2021, ends June 30, 2022 and helps encourage safe storage of firearms.

“I urge all citizens to take advantage of the sales tax relief offered this year and look forward to the positive economic effect it will have on our economy,” Hensley said.

For more information about sales tax holiday weekends, visit

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