Gov. Lee announces three months of grocery tax savings starting August 1

Published 10:32 am Monday, July 31, 2023

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Tennessee families to save on state and local grocery sales tax this August through October

NASHVILLE – July 31, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee invited Tennessee families to save during the state’s three-month grocery tax suspension starting August 1 through October 31.

This year, Gov. Lee and the General Assembly passed the Tennessee Works Tax Act, the single largest tax cut in Tennessee history, which includes the three-month grocery tax suspension. During the tax holiday, Tennesseans are expected to save an estimated $273 million in taxes total.

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“In Tennessee, we cut taxes any chance we get because families should keep more of their own hard-earned dollars. Starting Tuesday, we’re inviting Tennesseans to take advantage of savings at the grocery store this August through October,” said Gov. Lee. “I thank the General Assembly for partnering to deliver three months of savings for Tennessee taxpayers.”

The three-month grocery tax holiday starting Tuesday, Aug. 1 through Tuesday, Oct. 31 will give Tennesseans the opportunity to save up to 6.75 percent in state and local option sales tax on food and food ingredients. Tennesseans can learn more about the tax holiday here.

“We’re proud to be able to offer three months of tax-free groceries to help hardworking Tennesseans save money,” said Department of Revenue Commissioner David Gerregano. “I thank the Governor and General Assembly for their efforts to steward taxpayer dollars responsibly and cut taxes for Tennessee families.”