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The TN Dept of Revenue has issued a 2023 sales tax holiday for food and food ingredients starting at 12:01 am on Tuesday, August 1, 2023 and ending on October 31, 2023  at 11:59 pm. This sales tax holiday does not apply to Hospitality Tax. For more information please visit

Does it matter how a business shows the tax to the consumers, for receipting purposes?

State sales tax for the City of Sevierville is currently 9.75%, and should be listed as such on all receipts. The hospitality tax should be listed as a separate line item, such as “amusement tax” or “restaurant tax” or “lodging tax” so as not to confuse the customers, and give the opinion that the state sales tax has increased for our area.