The Tennessee Tax Free Weekend historically begins at 12:01am on the first Friday in August and ends at midnight the following Sunday meaning the 2013 Tax free weekend in Tennessee would be held August 2-4. During the tax free weekend, numerous items can be purchased without having to pay sales tax. The items include clothing under $100 per item, school and school art supplies under $100 per item, and computers under $1,500. The tax exemption not only applies to items purchased within stores, but also items purchased over the phone, internet, or mail in which the retailer accepts the order during the tax free holiday.
The first weekend in August is a fantastic time to go shopping in Pigeon Forge due to the tax free weekend in Tennessee! Keep in mind, though, that there are lots of people who take advantage of shopping during that weekend and the malls and stores are abnormally crowded. The best thing to do is get a list of items you want to purchase and have a game-plan. Get to the malls early, get what you need, and get out. Don’t plan on “browsing” much or really being able to even “try on” clothing simply because of the crowds. Know ahead of time what you want and what sizes you need. Be as prepared as possible.
The Tennessee state sales tax is 7%, so you’ll save at least 7% on qualified purchases during the Tennessee tax free weekend. On top of the Tennessee state sales tax, many counties have a local sales tax added as well and Pigeon Forge is located in Sevier County which has a local sales tax of 2.75% so you would save that also during the tax free weekend meaning a total savings of 9.75%. So it’s basically nearly a 10% off coupon for all qualified purchases made during the tax free holiday in Tennessee!
More information on the Tax Free Weekend Tennessee 2013
Official information about the 2013 Tennessee Tax Free Weekend can be found on the State of Tennessee website through the links below. Please refer to them for updated information as it could change any day. If anything changes from what we have posted here, we will update as necessary.
Official Website for Tennessee Tax Free Weekend 2013:
Tennessee Tax Free Weekend Fact Sheet:
Alphabetized List of Tax Free Eligible Items in Tennessee:
To save even more money during the Tennessee tax free weekend, be sure to visit our ultimate guide of Pigeon Forge coupons to find Pigeon Forge shopping coupons to add to your savings!