Last weekend was Tax Free Tennessee weekend. 1st off it's a 9.25% off sale, when was the last time you got excited about a sale that was less than 10%? What makes it nuts is the list of items excluded/included. It is the most convoluted, confusing list you have ever seen. I know other states have this sale and I imagine their lists are equally as crazy but when you realize that someone had to put together a list and that list had to be revised and then approved it helps you understand why they get nothing done in the legislative halls. This is some seriously time consuming shit.
The .pdf list says things like:
- Tool belts & belt buckles are taxable but belts are not
- You can buy formal clothing (wedding dress/tux) including garters/garter belts, girdles, bras, and corsets w/o paying tax but you can't rent them
- people can't get the work they are paid to do during their regular work hours
- tax payers are paying for a system that can't handle the current load and obviously it won't be able to handle a future load.
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