Agricultural water to be exempt from sales tax starting July 1 in Kingsport

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KINGSPORT, Tenn. (WJHL) — A new state law that will go into effect July 1 will result in the city of Kingsport not charging sales tax on water used for agriculture and farming purposes.

In a release from the City of Kingsport, it was specified that for water to qualify for this exemption, it must be used exclusively for farming and agriculture.

Anyone who qualifies must notify the Customer Service Department and give a copy of their State of Tennessee Agricultural Exemption Certificate.

To notify the Customer Service Department, visit their site at 225 W. Center Street from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. on Monday – Friday.

If you have questions, call 423-245-1019.

For more details, visit the City of Kingsport’s website by clicking here.

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