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Head of the Class Shopping this Season

While many seasons have their own fashion trends, back to school season is in a separate class each year and is celebrated as a time for savings and deals. In addition, it also coincides with the Tennessee Sales Tax Holiday. Held annually, this year the sales tax holiday begins on Friday, July 26 and ends on Sunday, July 28. Throughout this weekend, many goods such as clothes, school supplies and computers can be purchased tax free. With that in mind, the State of Tennessee has outlined many items which are tax free and those which are exempt.

Discover Back To School Style

The first items which draw much attention on tax free weekend are different types of clothes and apparel. So what actually are the criteria for these items? What is tax exempt? General apparel which costs $100 or less per item (Examples include shirts, pants, jackets, socks, shoes, dresses, etc.) Items which are normally sold together, such as shoes (Cannot be split up to stay beneath the $100 threshold)


What is not tax exempt?
• Apparel over $100
• Items such as jewelry, handbags, or sports and recreational equipment
• Items purchased for business or trade use

One Stop Shop, Don’t Forget to School Supplies!

Next on the back to school list are school supplies. For many parents, saving on these items is essential with a long school year ahead.
What is tax-exempt?
• School and art supplies with a purchase price of $100 or less per items (Normally includes binders, books, backpacks, crayons, paper, pens, pencils, and rulers, and art supplies such as glazes, clay, paints, drawing pads, and artist paintbrushes)
• Similar to apparel, items which are normally sold together cannot be split up to stay beneath
the $100 threshold
What is not tax exempt?
• School and art supplies individually priced at more than $100
• Items purchased for business or trade use.

Tech-savvy Savings

Last of all, big ticket items such as electronics are always a top choice for back to school, as for many other occasions. If you’re in the market for a tablet or laptop, then the sales tax holiday weekend is an ideal time to make the purchase.

What is tax-exempt?
• Computers with a purchase price of $1,500 or less (Includes laptops, tablets, iPads)
• Computers for personal use (Business use items excluded)
What’s is not tax exempt?
• Computer parts (Keyboards and monitors, when not sold with a CPU).
• Storage media (Flash drives and compact discs)
• Individually purchased software.
• Video game consoles (XBox, Playstation)
• Computer printers and supplies
• Electronic readers and personal digital assistants (Kindles, Nooks)
• Cell phones and smart phones

More time to Shop, Celebrate and Your Chance to Win

When shopping at The Avenue Murfreesboro, take notice of extended hours.
Friday, July 26: 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Saturday, July 27: 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Sunday, July 28: Noon – 6 p.m.
*Some store and restaurant hours may vary.  In addition to the extended hours, The Avenue Murfreesboro will have special events which include Spin & Win at Central Park. It will be located near Bath & Body works on Friday July 26 from 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. and attendees will have the opportunity to win swag and prizes.

Also, The Avenue Murfreesboro will host the End of Summer Soiree on Saturday, July 27 from noon – 2 p.m. This event will include festive stilt walkers, entertainment and photo ops throughout the center of the facility.
While you’re shopping be sure to share and tag your adventures on social media with #borostamped for a chance to win a $250 shopping spree. Learn more at www.theavenuemurfreesboro.com/giveaway.

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