South Carolina’s Tax-Free Weekend begins Friday and runs through Sunday, meaning stores across the state will not charge sales tax on various items connected with the beginning of school next week.
The annual sales tax holiday runs from August 5 to 7, and was purposely created by state legislators to coincide with back-to-school shopping. Eleigible items will be exempt from South Carolina’s 6 percent sales tax and any applicable local taxes.
“The Sales Tax-Free Holiday weekend benefits both consumers and businesses,” said Rick Reames, director of the South Carolina Department of Revenue. “Parents save money on important back-to-school items for their children, while retailers enjoy increased traffic.”
The tax-free savings apply to the following items:
• Accessories (such as bedspreads and linens.)
• School supplies (such as bookbags)
• Computer equipment (such as printers)
The tax-free savings do not apply to:
• Items placed on layaway.