|Published: 9:48 AM, 05/20/2013
||Last updated: 9:48 AM, 05/20/2013
Author: Tommy Millsaps
Source: The Monroe County Advocate
Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam will be at
Sloan's grocery story in Vonore at 2:45 p.m. on Monday (May 20) for a
ceremonial signing of the bill reducing sales tax on groceries.
"There will be a big crowd," Sloan's office manager Amanda Hodge said.
Starting on July 1, shoppers will pay a
5-percent sales tax on retail food items. That's a reduction from the
current 5.25 percent tax, and down from 5.5 percent in the previous
year. The regular sales tax is 7 percent, while local governments can
add an additional tax of up to 2.75 percent.
The governor keeps a busy schedule, but
Sloan employees believe Haslam will get to the store early on Monday,
well ahead of the 2:45 p.m. signing time.
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