NASHVILLE, Tenn.--A Tennessee lawmaker is sponsoring two bills which would lower the state's sales tax rate and eliminate sales tax on certain healthy foods.
State Senator Heidi Campbell (D-Nashville-D20), is sponsoring SB1898 and SB1899 in the Tennessee General Assembly. SB1898 would reduce the state sales and use tax rate from 7% to 6%.
SB1899 also aims at cutting taxes, specifically on the purchase of fruit and vegetables. The bill would remove the retail tax on the sale of fruits and vegetables "that are fresh, frozen, or canned and for human consumption."
If passed, both bills would go into effect on July 1 of this year.
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