Tax-free weekend in South Carolina kicks off Aug. 5

COLUMBIA, S.C. — The South Carolina sales tax holiday will be returning this year, starting Friday, Aug. 5. It will last through Sunday, Aug. 7, according to the state Department of Revenue.

“With the increased cost of living, this year’s Sales Tax Holiday is a welcome relief for families. Everyone saves money during a tax-free holiday, particularly on back-to-school essentials,” said SCDOR Director Hartley Powell.

Tax-free items include:

  • Computers
  • Printers
  • School supplies
  • Clothing and accessories
  • Shoes
  • Certain bed and bath items

Tax-free items can be new or used, and are eligible regardless of price.

Eligible items can be purchased online and in-store without paying the state’s 6% sales tax and any applicable local taxes during South Carolina’s tax-free weekend.

SCDOR said items that are not tax-free during the Sales Tax Holiday, include digital cameras, smartphones, jewelry, cosmetics, eyewear, wallets, watches and furniture.

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