tennessee facts

Today we did what we do well at LifeWay: partied. At 9am there was a little breakfast for the three interns working in Childhood Ministry Publishing. A lot of people who work in CMP came. At 2pm, we had another party for Kay, who is going to be a grandma soon.

At the second party, I heard someone talking about getting a computer during the Tax-Free Weekend. Considering sales tax in Nashville is very close to 10%, this caught my attention. Turns out the State of Tennessee's Annual Sales Tax Holiday is held every year on the first Friday in August and ends the following Sunday night. This year's tax-free holiday weekend begins at 12:01 a.m on Friday, August 7th and ends Sunday, August 9th at 11:59 p.m.

Items that are included in the tax-free holiday are clothing ($100 or less), school supplies ($100 or less) and computers ($1500 or less). Unfortunately I'll likely be in Kansas that weekend. Pretty cool, though. Now if only I can get my computer to last me one more year until they have this tax-free holiday again.

When I was driving home, I passed by some apartments that had the state flag flying outside. But it was upside down. There are actually a lot of places around Nashville who fly the flag upside down, even Union Station! Cheryl, from work, taught me how to tell. And the news did a story on this once; apparently they teach this fact in 4th grade classrooms. The three stars should be aligned so that there are two on top, forming a V-shape -- "V" for Victory!


1 comment:

  1. Hi Alyssa,

    I'm the communications director at the Tennessee Department of Revenue. Since you'll be out of town, I wanted to let you know that the holiday also includes purchases of exempt items sold via mail, telephone, e-mail or Internet if you order and pay for the item and the retailer accepts the order during the holiday for immediate shipment, even if delivery is made after the exemption period. That way, you can still take advantage of the holiday - even from Kansas City.

    More information is posted online at www.tntaxholiday.com.

    Sophie Moery


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