Shop for less: Sales Tax Holiday weekend starts August 1

SCDOR holds a Sales Tax Holiday weekend every year for back-to-school shoppers. (Source: SCDOR on Twitter)
SCDOR holds a Sales Tax Holiday weekend every year for back-to-school shoppers. (Source: SCDOR on Twitter)

COLUMBIA, SC (WMBF) – The Annual Sales Tax Holiday weekend is a weekend parents around the state look forward to, and it's quickly approaching.

Sales Tax Holiday weekend in South Carolina will begin Friday, August 1 at 12:01 a.m. and continue through Sunday, August 3 at midnight, according to the South Carolina Department of Revenue.

Shoppers can enjoy an exemption of the six percent state sales tax and any applicable local taxes on the purchase of school supply items. According to the SCDOR, the Sales Tax Holiday also benefits in-state businesses by encouraging taxpayers to do their back-to-school shopping in South Carolina.

During the Annual Sales Tax Holiday, taxes will not be imposed on items such as clothing, shoes, school supplies, book bags, computers, printers, bedspreads and linens. Additionally, computer tablets and portable devices that have computing functions are also considered tax-exempt.

Non-exempt items during the weekend include jewelry, cosmetics, eyewear, furniture, telephones and items placed on layaway.

For more information about this year's Sales Tax Holiday, including a sample list of exempt and nonexempt items, visit the SCDOR website at http://www.sctax.org/NR/rdonlyres/45D2A22E-7E52-4153-9782-7EE4B262A844/0/RR107.pdf.

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