NASHVILLE, Tenn. — There are many different items in Governor Bill Lee's proposed budget for the 2022- 2023 fiscal year. Some of them focus on broadband development, and some of them focus on education funding. One item would give consumers a tax break at the grocery store.
Governor Lee included a 30-day grocery suspension in the budget proposal. That proposal is still being discussed in the Senate and the House of Representatives, and it has not yet been approved.
If it is approved though, consumers will not need to pay taxes on many food items for 30 days.
Information about when the tax suspension would start was not immediately available. Lawmakers are expected to continue debating the budget proposal over the next few days.
“As Americans see their cost-of-living skyrocket amid historic inflation, suspending the grocery tax is the most effective way to provide direct relief to every Tennessean,” Gov. Lee previously said. “Our state has the ability to put dollars back in the pockets of hardworking Tennesseans, and I thank members of the General Assembly for their continued partnership in maintaining our fiscally conservative approach.”