First of two tax-free weekends begins today

The second of two Tennessee Tax Free Weekends is under way. It last until 11:59 p.m. Sunday.

Tennessee’s second tax-free weekend in a row will have a different flair than the previous weekend.

This time around there will be no taxes to be paid on food or drink at Tennessee restaurants.

The tax-free weekend comes on the heels of last week’s tax free weekend that saw no state taxes to be paid on school supplies, computers and electronics and clothing as parents prepare their children to start classes.

This weekend, state officials said they are concentrating on trying to help local restaurants that were hard hit during April and May due to COVID-19 closures. Many of those businesses had to take steps such as going to take out in order to continue business.

The tax-free weekend began today at 12:01 a.m. It ends on Sunday at 11:59 p.m.