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Local businesses prepare for TN's Sales Tax Holiday

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Some shopping is tax-free in Tennessee this weekend. The tax-free holiday is a time when many parents buy back-to-school items.

Retailers expect to be extra busy because Georgia officials have decided not to have a tax-free weekend this year.

READ MORE | Tennessee's Sales Tax Holiday July 28-30

Major retailers aren’t the only businesses participating in the sales tax holiday, some smaller local businesses and second-hand shops will be participating too.

Ed Manz on McCallie Avenue in Chattanooga is one of them. It’s a family owned clothing store that’s been open for more than 50 years. The store has additional staff scheduled and extra merchandise stocked for the weekend. Customers can shop for khaki pants, polo shirts, socks and backpacks. 

All merchandise is always priced from $1.99 to $19.99 at Ed Manz but the savings will be even greater this weekend because customers won’t have to pay tax on those items.

“They can get everything here. A lot of people can't get around. They are on the bus line or whatever but we try to keep everything here at a local store to help the community as well as our everyday customers that know us from the smallest to the oldest so that's why we participate, said employee Valerie Handle.

READ MORE | What's exempt, what's not in 2017 TN Sales Tax holiday

If you’re looking for gently used items, Goodwill is another place to shop this weekend. The store sells used as well as new merchandise. Clothing there is always tax-free but you’ll have additional savings during the tax-free holiday on things like lunch boxes, books, backpacks and dorm furnishings

Internet sales are exempt from tax this weekend too.

The tax-free holiday starts at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, July 28th and it ends at 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, July 30th.

The holiday applies to clothing and school supplies that cost $100 or less and computers less than $1,500.

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