State Representative Mary Littleton and State Representative Michael Curcio Encourage Residents To Utilize Annual Sales Tax Holiday

July 24, 2018

(NASHVILLE) — With the beginning of a new school year right around the corner, State Representative Mary Littleton (R-Dickson) and State Representative Michael Curcio (R-Dickson) are encouraging the families who live in Cheatham, Dickson, Hickman, and Maury Counties to utilize the state’s annual sales tax holiday to save on items such as clothing, school and art supplies, as well as computer purchases.

The state’s annual Tax Free Weekend is set for July 27-July 29. It begins at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, July 27 and ends at 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, July 29. This holiday was established by the Tennessee General Assembly in 2006 and has been held every year since; tax-free purchases include clothing valued at $100 or less, school or art supplies costing $100 or less, and computers priced at $1,500 or less.

“Our annual sales tax holiday is another way we are helping the citizens of our community meet the growing needs of their families while also saving more of their hard-earned money,” said Representative Littleton. “This event also supports our local businesses and sparks the economy right here in our region.”

“The cost of school supplies can truly restrict a family’s budget,” said Representative Curcio. “I believe this Tax Free Weekend will give our families a little more financial flexibility while enabling them to get their children ready for what we hope is another successful school year.”

Since 2011, House Republicans have cut more than $800 million in taxes in an effort to put more money back into the pockets of hardworking citizens. These include completely phasing out the inheritance tax, eliminating the gift tax, raising the exemption level on the Hall tax and scheduling its complete phase out over the next 2.5 years, reducing the sales tax on groceries by almost 30 percent, reducing taxes on Tennessee’s manufacturers in order to recruit new industry to our state, and lowering the amount of property tax owed by veterans, the disabled, and the elderly.

For more information about the state’s annual Tax Free Weekend, please visit: https://www.tn.gov/revenue/taxes/sales-and-use-tax/sales-tax-holiday.html

Michael Curcio serves as Vice-Chairman of the House Criminal Justice Committee. He is also a member of the House Insurance & Banking Committee, as well as the House Criminal Justice Subcommittee. Curcio lives in Dickson and Represents House District 69, which includes Hickman County, as well as parts of Dickson and Maury Counties. He can be reached by email at: Rep.Michael.Curcio@capitol.tn.gov or by calling (615) 741-3513.

Mary Littleton is a member of the House State Government Committee and Subcommittee, as well as the House Criminal Justice Committee. Littleton lives in Dickson and represents House District 78, which includes Cheatham and part of Dickson Counties. She can be reached by email at: Rep.Mary.Littleton@capitol.tn.gov or by calling (615) 741-7477.