Tennessee sales tax charts are available on the Tennessee Department of Revenue's website or in person at the department's physical location. The site provides charts detailing the amount of sales tax to be paid for 12 tax rates between 7 and 9.75 percent. The PDF charts are printable.
For 2015, Tennessee has a 5 percent sales tax for food and 7 percent for other taxable items. The tax is 2.75 percent on single items valued between $1,600 and $3,200. The sales tax is assessed not only on point-of-sale purchases but on online and catalog purchases.
Municipal and county governments have the ability to assess local sales tax, thus the need for multiple tax charts.
The charts are also available by contacting the Tennessee Department of Revenue, 500 Deaderick St., Andrew Jackson Building, Nashville, TN 37242.