Tennesseans to receive tax-free groceries for 3 months

Published: Apr. 30, 2023 at 7:56 AM CDT|Updated: May. 1, 2023 at 5:50 PM CDT
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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - Tennessee shoppers will soon get to buy groceries tax-free for three months.

State lawmakers passed the Tennessee Works Tax Act, a bill promoted by Governor Bill Lee calling for more than $400 million dollars in tax cuts, including $272 million dollars for this year’s three-month grocery tax holiday.

One Memphis shopper Action News 5 spoke with shared how the tax break will help his family.

It’ll go a long way with me because I buy a lot of groceries. I got a handicapped wife and a brother I take care of, and I have to do all the shopping. Oh, I just feel relief! I feel like I saved a dollar already,” said James Houston.

Tennessee’s Grocery Tax Holiday will be in August, September, and October.

Tax-free items include food and food ingredients. Liquor is not included.

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