Tax-free weekend underway in TN, MS, and soon in AR

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - If you're a parent, you know how hectic getting ready to send the kiddos back to the classroom can be. Lucky for all of us, tax-free weekend is among us. And while that might not take the 'hectic' out of back-to-school season, it can save you some money.

"We braved the weather to come out and here we are and we're fixing to jump on these deals," Lacey Garcia said.

Below is everything you need to know to be prepared and make the most out of the tax-free holiday in your state.


In Tennessee, the tax-free weekend will begin at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, July 28 and last through 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, July 30.

What is tax free? Clothing ($100 or less per item), school supplies and art supplies ($100 or less per item), and computers ($1,500 or less per item).

FULL LIST: Items that are not taxable during Tennessee's tax-free weekend

FULL LIST: A list of items not eligible for tax-free weekend

FAQ: Tennessee's tax-free weekend


In Mississippi, the tax-free weekend also starts on Friday, July 28 and runs through Sunday, July 30.

(Note: The 2017 tax-free holiday document presented on the Mississippi Dept. of Revenue website is not currently working.)


In Arkansas, the tax-free holiday starts a week later than the others. It will begin at 12:01 a.m. Saturday, August 5 and run through 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, August 6.

The tax-free holiday in Arkansas includes the sale of clothing and footwear ($100 or less per item), clothing accessories and equipment ($100 or less per item), school supplies, school art supplies, and school instructional materials.

FULL LIST: What is (and what isn't) included in Arkansas's tax-free weekend

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