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Tennessee's month-long grocery sales tax holiday begins

State lawmakers approved a special tax-free month on grocery purchases in the 2022 budget, which is set to begin on August 1.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — A month-long grocery sales tax holiday in Tennessee has begun. 

State lawmakers passed a special item in the 2022-23 budget that suspends sales tax on most groceries for the entire month of August, beginning on August 1 and ending at 11:59 p.m. on August 31.

The grocery sales tax holiday is specifically for food and food ingredients but does not include things such as alcoholic beverages, tobacco, candy, dietary supplements or prepared food.

You can find a list of some of the tax-free food items below or at this link.

FOOD TAX HOLIDAY! Today is the first day of the month long sales tax holiday on food and food ingredients! Remember-...

Posted by Tennessee Department of Revenue on Monday, August 1, 2022

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