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Old 01-10-2016, 12:32 AM
 
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This is correct. With the sales tax being 9%+ and sales tax on essentials (groceries, clothing, etc.), TN is not as tax friendly to retirees on limited incomes as it is to high income working folks.
Let's be clear here, tax on food isn't 9%+.
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Old 01-11-2016, 09:46 AM
 
Location: Mount Airy, Maryland
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What is the tax on groceries?
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Old 01-11-2016, 10:04 AM
 
Location: On the plateau, TN
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What is the tax on groceries?

Crossville is 7.75% on groceries....
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Old 01-11-2016, 11:48 AM
 
Location: Seattle
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It varies, due to the state's base rate, to which other government entities can add their own rates up to a maximum rate.
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Old 01-11-2016, 09:49 PM
 
Location: Fairfield, OH formerly S**tcago, IL
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Food tax is 5% plus the local option sales tax. In the link here Tennessee (TN) Sales Tax Rates by City subtract 2 to find the food tax rate.
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Old 01-12-2016, 05:43 AM
 
Location: Mount Airy, Maryland
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Just looking at that link's first page paying 9% sound about right.
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Old 01-12-2016, 05:59 AM
 
Location: On the plateau, TN
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Just looking at that link's first page paying 9% sound about right.


NO....

"The state sales tax rate in Tennessee is 7.000%.


With local taxes, the total sales tax rate is between 8.500% and 9.750%.


Food in Tennesse is taxed at 5.000% (plus any local taxes) ".
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Old 01-13-2016, 05:22 AM
 
Location: Mount Airy, Maryland
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NO....

"The state sales tax rate in Tennessee is 7.000%.


With local taxes, the total sales tax rate is between 8.500% and 9.750%.


Food in Tennesse is taxed at 5.000% (plus any local taxes) ".
Well that's certainly good news. Still can't believe groceries, with tax, costs about 10% more in TN than in Maryland.

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Old 01-13-2016, 06:11 PM
 
Location: Fairfield, OH formerly S**tcago, IL
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Depends on how competitively the food is priced though. Different stores in the same chain charge different prices in the metro Chicago area, so it's possible some or all food may be cheaper at Wal Mart in Nashville than Wal Mart in Chicago. My link above shows the sales tax rate on hard goods, and since the difference is 2% on state taxes between goods and food is the reason I said take 2% off the figures shown. (5% food, 7% everything else.) Could not find a separate chart for food only total taxes in cities.
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Old 01-20-2016, 02:36 PM
 
Location: Mountains of middle TN
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Well that's certainly good news. Still can't believe groceries, with tax, costs about 10% more in TN than in Maryland.
Tax is 0 when you buy from the local farmers. If you move to a rural area, there are TONS of them and they sell from homes, on line, and on the side of the road. Or just grow your own!
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