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Tennessee Sales Tax Rate Changes, July 2014


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The local rate of sales and use tax in Blount County, Tennessee, is about to increase. Effective July 1, 2014, the new rate will be 2.75% in all areas of Blount County.

In Blount County, local option taxes apply only to the first $1,600 of the sales price of a single item and there is a local tax cap of $44 on “sales of single articles of tangible personal property.” Local option taxes also apply to sales of taxable services.

The Tennessee state sales tax rate of 2.75% applies to the sales price of any item of tangible personal property costing $1,600.01 up to and including $3,200.

Read the Tennessee Department of Revenue notice on the subject.

Learn about automating sales tax returns.

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Gail Cole
Avalara Author
Gail Cole
Gail Cole
Avalara Author Gail Cole
Gail began researching and writing about sales tax in 2012 and has been fascinated with it ever since. She has a penchant for uncovering unusual tax facts, and endeavors to make complex sales tax laws more digestible for both experts and laypeople.