Tennessee residents may be getting some help when it comes to suffering at the store
JACKSON, TN (WNBJ)-
Tennessee residents may be getting some help when it comes to suffering at the store. Yesterday, governor bill lee proposed a 30-day suspension of state and local grocery sales taxes to help residents.
The proposal will be included in the fiscal year 2022-2023 budget which is expected to be delivered on Tuesday.
With inflation at a 40-year high the cost of food is skyrocketing. Shoppers say they are feeling the weight of higher costs, and say that the idea of a little relief helps.
“Each month its more and more. Now with high the fuel prices are, its just getting passed down to the little guy," said Kirk Robinson.
“I think it's a great idea. Anything to help anybody. I'm very blessed that i can afford groceries but there's a lot of people that are struggling," said Lea Van Cleave.
The state’s grocery tax is 4%.
It’s not clear when the tax holiday could be. The legislature would decide the possible dates when they discuss it in committee.
There was also talk of President Biden suspending the gas tax to ease the pain at the pump, but we have not seen that happen yet.