Are Newspapers and Magazines subject to sales tax?
While Tennessee's sales tax generally applies to most transactions, certain items have special treatment in many states when it comes to sales taxes. This page describes the taxability of newspapers and magazines in Tennessee, including newspapers and periodicals. To learn more, see a full list of taxable and tax-exempt items in Tennessee.
In the state of Tennessee, the exemption specifically applies to newspapers which are regularly distributed at least twice per month.
Exemption applies to periodicals printed entirely on newsprint or bond paper and regularly distributed at least twice monthly. Magazines that are distributed and sold to consumers through U.S. mail or common carrier are exempt if the only activities carried on by the seller or distributor in Tennessee are the printing, storage, labeling, and delivery to the mail or carrier.
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