In spite of reduced sales tax collections this year, the state of Tennessee is going forward with a sales tax holiday this weekend. State Representative Henry Fincher of Cookeville says the General Assembly passed the holiday to help working families make ends meet. Starting this Friday, August 7 and ending at 11:59 p.m Sunday August 9, he says no sales tax will be charged on many of the things families need, including: Clothing that costs less than $100 per item; school supplies under $100; and computers under $1,500.
"I voted for this program because families deserve a break. It was the right thing to do," Fincher said. "I have a daughter going into the Fourth Grade and it's amazing to me what all she needs for school. In these hard times, I think it's important to make sure we give working families a break every chance we get."