Sales Tax Holiday planned for August 3-5

The S.C. Department of Revenue has scheduled the annual Sales Tax Holiday for August 3-5!

A variety of back-to-school essentials are exempt from the state’s 6% sales tax and any applicable local taxes starting at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, August 3, and ending at midnight on Sunday, August 5.

The following items will be tax-free during the holiday:

  • Clothing
  • Clothing accessories (e.g., hats, scarves, hosiery and handbags)
  • Footwear
  • School supplies (e.g., pens, pencils, paper, binders, notebooks, books, bookbags, lunchboxes and calculators)
  • Computers, printers and printer supplies, and computer software
  • Bath wash cloths, bath towels, shower curtains, bath rugs and mats
  • Blankets, bed spreads, bed linens, sheet sets, comforter sets, pillows and pillow cases

The sales tax holiday does not apply to:

  • Jewelry
  • Cosmetics
  • Eyewear
  • Wallets
  • Watches
  • Furniture
  • Rental of clothing or footwear
  • Items for use in a business
  • Items placed on layaway or similar deferred payment and delivery plans

Click here to learn more about the Sales Tax Holiday.

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