State Representative Dale Carr. (The Herald/ Archived Photo)

State Representative Dale Carr. (The Herald/ Archived Photo)

SEVIER COUNTY- State Representatives Dale Carr and Andrew Farmer announced this week that Tennessee’s statewide 9th annual Sales Tax Holiday is scheduled for Aug 2 through 4.

During the three day tax holiday, shoppers can save almost 10 percent on tax free clothing, school and art supplies, and computer purchases.

“It is once again that time of year for the citizens of Sevier County to participate in our state’s annual sales tax holiday,” Carr said. “This tax-free weekend presents a great opportunity to save money on back-to-school items or to stock up on much-needed essentials.”

State Representative Andrew Farmer. (The Herald/ Archived Photo)

State Representative Andrew Farmer. (The Herald/ Archived Photo)

The holiday begins at 12:01 a.m. Friday, Aug. 2, and ends at 11:59 p.m. the following Sunday, Aug. 4. During the designated three day weekend, shoppers will not pay state or local sales tax on select clothing with a price of $100 or less per item, school and art supplies with a price of $100 or less per item, and computers with a price of $1,500 or less.

“I hope this holiday allows the people of our community to keep a bit more hard-earned money in their pockets,” Farmer added. “Representative Carr and I are advocates of lower taxes across the board and will continue that fight in Nashville to help put even more money back in your bank account over the coming months.”

Qualifying items for the sales tax are classified as:

· School supplies: Binders, book bags, calculators, tape, chalk, crayons, erasers, folders, glue, pens, pencils, lunch boxes, notebooks, paper, rulers and scissors.

·  Art supplies: Clay and glazes, acrylic, tempera and oil paints, paintbrushes for artwork, sketch and drawing pads, and watercolors.

· Computers: Laptop computers, desktop computers, tablets, central processing units (CPUs), along with various other components including monitor, keyboard, mouse, cables to connect components, and pre-loaded software.

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