2014 Tennessee Tax Free Weekend
 

Tennessee’s Annual Sales Tax Holiday is right around the corner! From 12:01 a.m. on Friday, August 1 through Sunday, August 3 at 11:59 p.m., a special group of products are exempt from the state’s sales tax. If you will be visiting the Pigeon Forge area this August, the 2014 Tennessee Tax Free Weekend is the perfect time to stock up on everything your family will need for the fall. Read on for some great tips on how to take advantage of all the great shopping in the Great Smoky Mountains.

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How much will I save on purchases?

Tennessee’s state sales tax is 7% and Sevier Country’s local sales tax is 2.75%, so people vacationing in Pigeon Forge during the tax free weekend will save nearly 10% on their purchases!

What items are discounted during the 2014 Tennessee Tax Free Weekend?

The Sales Tax Holiday applies to three different categories:

  • Clothing under $100

  • School and school art supplies under $100

  • Computers under $1,500.

For a list of everything that is tax-free and taxable and during the holiday, check out the officialList of Exempt Items for Tennessee’s Sales Tax Holiday.

Where should I go shopping?

For clothes shopping, we recommend a visit to the Tanger Outlets in Sevierville. Featuring 109different stores, this great collection of shops includes Ann Taylor, Brooks Brothers, Zales, Chico’s, and many more. You’ll find the Tanger Outlets at 1645 Parkway in Sevierville, TN 37862.

For school supplies, computers, and more, check out the Walmart Supercenter at 1413 Parkway in Sevierville, TN 37862.

Where to Stay

Vacation Lodge is close to all of the best shopping in the Great Smoky Mountains! Located right along the Parkway, our Pigeon Forge hotel features high speed wireless internet, a heated outdoor pool, and a complimentary continental breakfast. To start planning your trip to the Smokies, visit our Reservations page or give us a call at 1-800-468-1998.

Jason Fishman

Jason Fishman is a writer and editor specializing in history, dining, travel and tourism. In his spare time, he enjoys science fiction, breakfast food and bad puns.