New laws take effect in Tennessee for 2023

Some include tax break for farmers, foster youth assistance, homeowner privacy

NASHVILLE (WDEF) — With a new year comes new legislation here in the Volunteer State.

According to a press release from the Tennessee State Senate, several new laws sponsored by state Republicans went into effect yesterday.

Some of the most notable include a tax exemption for farmers.

It relieves them of sales taxes on items and services used for agriculture production.

Another new law looks to better reimburse eligible relatives of foster youth to support the cost of raising a child.

Eligibility of access services will also be expanded for foster youth ages 18 to 21 as they transition from state custody to adulthood.

State homeowners can now also file a written request to their property assessor.

Their name will then appear as “unlisted” in online databases for ownership.

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