LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) – Tennessee’s annual tax free weekend is almost here.

It begins tomorrow, Friday, July 26, at 12:01 a.m. and ends at 11:59 p.m., Sunday, July 28.

Purchases exempted from taxes will fall into three categories: computers under $1,500, school supplies and clothing priced under $100.

And while that may seem simple enough, taxes are not being charged on a variety of items such as:

-Laptops and tablets

Laptops and tablets also are tax exempt this weekend. Computer accessories such as keyboards and monitors are not included unless they are bundled with the computer. Also excluded are flash drives, CDs, printers, Kindles and smartphones.

– Backpacks and other school supplies

Classroom items, backpacks, lunchboxes, pencil boxes, poster board, markers, pencil sharpeners, notebook paper, scissors and more.


Any clothing under $100


Any uniform purchased individual is exempt from sales tax.

-Shoes and boots

Again, anything under $100.

-Office supplies

Many of the exempt items are not just for school use but are for regular office or home use as well such as index cards, copy paper, folders, notebooks, legal pads, pens, scissors, etc.

-Art supplies

Sketch pads, all kinds of paper, including poster board and construction paper, clay, watercolors, acrylic, tempera and oil paints and paintbrushes all exempt.

-Shoe inserts and other items

Shoe inserts, corsets and girdles, ski masks, ponchos, shawls, “veils for general use,” long johns, leg warmers, belts (but not belt buckles), suspenders, clerical vestments, altar clothing and vests, “except hunting and water.”

For a full list of what is exempt and what isn’t, connect HERE.  (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 07/25/2019-6AM)