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Sales Tax Holiday Underway In Tennessee

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Sales Tax Holiday Underway In Tennessee

By Tiffany Johnson. CREATED Jul 31, 2014 - UPDATED: Aug 1, 2014

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The state’s annual sales tax holiday is underway. It started at 12:01 a.m. Friday and ends Sunday at midnight.

Buyers can save nearly 10 percent on several items, including computers, school supplies, and clothing. For clothing and school supplies, the discounts go for items less than $100. Computers, laptops, and tablets costing up to $1,500 qualify for the discount.

Monitors, keyboards, speakers and scanners are not eligible if you buy them separately. They must be part of a package that includes the tower or central processing unit.

Many retailers and stores even offer extended hours during the sales tax holiday so shoppers can have more time to take advantage of the savings.

Opry Mills has also planned to offer extended shopping hours over the three-day period. The shopping mall will be open from 10 a.m. until 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 11 a.m. until 8 p.m. on Sunday.

“Tennesseans save as much as $10 million on each and every sales tax holiday, so it's a good opportunity for us as citizens to save this money during this special period,” said Billy Trout with the Tennessee Department of Revenue.

There are some surprising items on the list of qualified items, including diapers.

For a full list of those items, go to tntaxholiday.com.