Tenessee Food Tax

2013 TN General Assembly
7:03 am
Fri April 5, 2013

Tennessee House Approves Food Tax Reduction

The state House has unanimously approved Gov. Bill Haslam's proposal to cut the state's sales tax on groceries.

If approved by the Senate, the state's tax on groceries would drop by a quarter percentage point to 5 percent. Lawmakers last year enacted a cut of the same amount. The state's sales tax on non-food items is 7 percent.

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Tennessee General Assembly
9:35 am
Thu April 19, 2012

Bill to reduce TN sales tax on food fails

A proposal to make lowering the Tennessee state sales tax on groceries contingent on whether there's a surplus in revenue has failed.  The measure failed to get a majority vote in the Senate Finance Committee Wednesday.

2012 Tennessee General Assembly
7:31 am
Tue April 3, 2012

Haslam Proposes Bigger Food Tax Cut


Tennessee Republican Governor Bill Haslam is proposing a greater reduction in the states' sales tax on groceries as part of his final amendment to his annual spending plan.  Haslam says  he’s included an additional $3.3 million dollars in the budget proposal to drop the state sales tax on groceries from 5.5 percent to 5.25 percent.