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Parents enjoying back to shopping with their child.

Mark your calendars for Friday, July 28th-Sunday, July 30th, then ready, set shop! At Direct Auto Insurance, we’re all about finding ways to save more, especially during Nashville’s tax-free weekend and the start of school. We’re getting all giddy inside because it is the perfect time to find the best back to school savings. Clothing and school supplies $100 or less are tax-free, along with computers $1,500 or less. We can’t forget to mention that anyone can buy these items, not just students! Shopping for new shoes, backpacks and books can really add up so be sure you don’t miss out on this goodies!

EXTRA, EXTRA, READ ALL ABOUT IT! According to the TN Department of Revenue, here are all of the things you can save on!

Clothing- $100 or less

Snag that new belt, trusty pair of jeans and a pair of brand-new kicks that will walk you or your kids from those long days in the classroom to after-school activities. Are you aware, that even underwear is tax-free?! After all, nothing says back to school than a fresh pair of new underpants!

Tax-Free: Caps, Coats, Dresses, Gloves, Hats, Hosiery, Jackets, Neckties, Pants, Scarves, School Uniforms, Shirts, Shoes, Socks, Underwear

Taxable: Clothing Accessories, Protective Equipment, Sports or Recreational Equipment

School Supplies-$100 or less

Who doesn’t love the smell of a new notepad or sharpened pencil? Crackin’ open a fresh box of crayons and creating? Back to school and tax-free weekend is the right time to save on some of the coolest, newest supplies on the market to get you and your kid excited for learning!

Tax-Free: Binders, Book Bags/ Backpacks, Calculators, Chalk, Crayons, Erasers, Folders, Glue, Lunch Boxes, Notebooks, Paper, Pens, Pencils, Rulers, Scissors, Tape

School Art Supplies: Clay and Glazes, Paints, Paintbrushes, Sketch and Drawing Pads, Watercolors

Taxable: School Computer Supplies (Compact Disks, Computer Printers, Computer Storage Media, Diskettes, Handheld Electronic Schedulers, Personal Digital Assistants, Printer Supplies including Paper and Ink) and School Instructional Material (Textbooks and workbooks)

Computers less than $1500

Tax-Free: Probably one of the most important tools essential for learning, now is a good time to invest in a computer. The government is offering tax-free sales on computers with a purchase price of $1,500 or less. The best part about taking advantage of this deal is you don’t have to be a student! On the other hand, businesses purchasing computers for work are excluded from this perk.

Taxable: Individual computer parts, such as monitors, keyboards, speakers, and scanners, individually purchased software, storage media, and more.

For more information on what is tax-free and what is not, check with your state or visit FreeTaxWeekend.com.

Find any good deals? Direct Auto wants to hear from you. Share your tips in the comments below!

To find out more ways you can save, check out our *car insurance discounts or call 1-877-463-4732.

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