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Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam signs Food Tax Reduction Bill at Marion County Grocery

 

Legislation the first step in two-year effort to reduce sales tax on groceries to 5 percent

The Seal of the State of TennesseeWhitwell, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam today traveled to Marion County to sign legislation to reduce the state portion of the sales tax on groceries from 5.5 percent to 5.25 percent.

Haslam held a ceremonial bill signing at the locally- and independently-owned Smith Bros. Grocery in Whitwell, Tennessee.

“We’re focused on making state government more efficient and more effective while reducing the cost to taxpayers,” Haslam said. “The sales tax on food touches all Tennesseans, and this is an effort to lower the burden.  I applaud the Tennessee General Assembly for passing this important piece of legislation this year.” «Read the rest of this article»

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