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Tennessee’s new and traditional sales tax holidays are set to begin 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 the day on Thursday, Aug. 5.

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

State Sen. Ken Yager said the new sales tax holiday on food is intended to provide relief to all Tennesseans. He said the sales tax relief for prepared food will also aid restaurants which have been especially hurt by the effects of the pandemic.

“This year, we have added another sales tax holiday to provide relief to all Tennesseans by extending a full week of no sales tax on food from both restaurants and grocery stores,” continued Yager.

In addition, Yager said legislation passed by the General Assembly this year provided a sales tax holiday on gun safes and safety devices. The year-long holiday began on July 1, 2021, and ends on June 30, 2022, and helps encourage safe storage of firearms.

For more information about the sales tax holiday weekends, visit www.tntaxholiday.com.

This article originally ran on rheaheraldnews.com.

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