Tennesseans to receive tax-free groceries for 3 months
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - Tennessee shoppers will soon get to buy groceries tax-free for three months.
State lawmakers passed the Tennessee Works Tax Act, a bill promoted by Governor Bill Lee calling for more than $400 million dollars in tax cuts, including $272 million dollars for this year’s three-month grocery tax holiday.
One Memphis shopper Action News 5 spoke with shared how the tax break will help his family.
It’ll go a long way with me because I buy a lot of groceries. I got a handicapped wife and a brother I take care of, and I have to do all the shopping. Oh, I just feel relief! I feel like I saved a dollar already,” said James Houston.
Tennessee’s Grocery Tax Holiday will be in August, September, and October.
Tax-free items include food and food ingredients. Liquor is not included.
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