5 things to know about Tennessee's upcoming sales tax holiday on groceries, restaurant meals

Tennessee consumers look forward each year to the sales tax holiday on clothes, computers and school supplies. It's timed to back-to-school purchases, but it applies to shoppers of any age at any stage, as long as no single item of apparel or supplies exceeds $100 and the computer costs no more than $1,500.

This year's tax-free weekend runs from 12:01 a.m. Friday to 11:59 p.m. Sunday. But it's not the only tax-free shopper-tunity for 2021. The Tennessee General Assembly also has approved a sales tax holiday on "food, food ingredients and prepared food," which runs for an entire week.

To get the lowdown on this new holiday benefiting grocery stores, restaurants and the people who frequent them - which is to say, all of us - we checked the Tennessee Department of Revenue's website and posed a few questions to Kelly Nolan Cortesi, the department's director of communications.