Sales Tax Free Weekend underway in South Carolina

Published: Aug. 6, 2021 at 6:00 AM EDT
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SOUTH CAROLINA (WTOC) - South Carolina’s Sales Tax Free Weekend is now underway and runs through 11:59 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 8.

Whether you need to pick up more back to school supplies, clothes, or some new bedding or towels, you could score some deals and avoid paying the South Carolina 6% sales tax.

During the annual sales tax holiday, a variety of purchases are exempt from the state’s 6% sales tax and any applicable local taxes. Tax-free items range from clothing, accessories, and shoes to school supplies, backpacks, and computers.

Eligible items purchased from an online retailer are still tax-free during the 72-hour event, DOR officials say.

The South Carolina Department of Revenue released the following lists of tax-exempt and non-exempt items.

For additional S.C. Sales Tax Free Weekend information, click here.

“The tax free weekend, we think is great. We have a small business here and one in Georgia, and Georgia doesn’t offer that. This is our first year here at Tanger in South Carolina, so we’re super excited for the volume and the flow of people that we’ve had in the store today and can’t wait to see what Saturday and Sunday holds,” said Tracy Ray, Owner, L + B Boutique.

Ray says this is their first year at this location, so she sees this weekend as a big opportunity.

“We don’t know anybody locally, so it’s gonna help us build a base, a foundation, for the local people here and the tourists can be the icing on the cake for us.”

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