NASHVILLE – Representative Matthew Hill (R-Jonesborough) announced this week that the state will be returning some of the over-collected revenue to the people in the form of a sales tax holiday, to take place August 3 rd-5th. In addition to the items that have traditionally been tax free, art supplies are now on the list as well.

Consumers in Tennessee will be able to make tax-free purchases during this special one-time period. Representative Hill said he thought that the added holiday was long overdue.

He applauded the state in its willingness to renew the additional weekend to the sales tax holiday tradition, to take place in April. “For years, the state has over-collected in taxes. It is time that we return this revenue to the hardworking people of Tennessee.”

“The people of this state have deserved this for a long time,” added Hill, pointing to the state’s surplus as a reason for the holiday being overdue. “Tax cuts for our hradworking Washington County families and individuals is what I fight for in Nashville. I would encourage everyone to take advantage of this tax holiday. Citizens work hard and pay taxes all year, and this is a reward for that hard work.”

Shoppers and retailers can find more information about the upcoming tax holiday at, including lists of exempt items, frequently asked questions and more. Assistance is available via e-mail at, and through a toll-free statewide telephone hot line by calling (800) 342-1003. [Out-of-state and Nashville-area callers, please dial (615) 253-0600.] Revenue will provide call-center services throughout the three-day weekend, including extended hours on Saturday and Sunday.