NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Republican Gov. Bill Haslam has signed into law a reduction in the state's sales tax on groceries.
Starting on July 1, Tennessee shoppers will pay a 5 percent sales tax on retail food items. That's a reduction from the current 5.25 percent tax, and down from 5.5 percent in the previous budget year.
The regular sales tax is 7 percent, while local governments can add an additional tax of up to 2.75 percent.
The reduction in the sales tax on groceries was part of Haslam's legislative agenda, and was approved in tandem with cuts to the state's taxes on inheritances, gifts and income from interest and dividends.
To comment, the following rules must be followed:
Comments may be monitored for inappropriate content, but the station is under no legal obligation to do so.
If you believe a comment violates the above rules, please use the Flagging Tool to alert a Moderator.
Flagging does not guarantee removal.
Multiple violations may result in account suspension.
Decisions to suspend or unsuspend accounts are made by Station Moderators.
Links require admin approval before posting.
Questions may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please provide detailed information.
Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station's FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, 888-835-5322 (TTY), or email@example.com.