Tennessee Reduces Sales and Use Tax on Food

June 7, 2017 Becca Haile

The State of Tennessee has enacted House Bill 534, also known as the IMPROVE Act.  This legislation is effective July 1, 2017 and reduces the sales and use tax on food and food ingredients from 5% to 4% . Food and food ingredients includes substances that are sold for ingestion or chewing by humans and are consumed for their taste or nutritional value. Prepared food, dietary supplements, candy, alcoholic beverages and tobacco continue to be subject to the general state sales and use tax rate of 7%.

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