CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - Shoppers in South Carolina can purchase a variety of products without being charged sales tax during the state's annual Tax-Free Weekend Friday through Sunday.
The annual event is intended to coincide with back-to-school shopping time.
The six percent state sales and use tax and any applicable local sales and use tax will not be imposed on the following items, according to the state's Department of Revenue:
- Clothing accessories (e.g., hats, scarves, hosiery, and handbags),
- School supplies (e.g., pens, pencils, paper, binders, notebooks, books, book bags,
- lunchboxes, and calculators)
- Computers, printers and printer supplies, computer software
- Bath wash cloths and towels, Bath rugs and mats
- Shower curtains
- Blankets, bed spreads, bed linens, sheet sets, comforter sets, bath towels, pillows, and pillow cases
The sales tax holiday does not apply to sales of jewelry, cosmetics, eyewear, wallets, watches, furniture, cameras, cell phones, clocks, watches, rental of clothing or footwear, items for use in a business, or items placed on layaway or similar deferred payment and delivery plans.
A more comprehensive list of tax-exempt items and those that will remain taxable can be found at the SCDOR website here: https://dor.sc.gov/resources-site/lawandpolicy/Advisory%20Opinions/RR10-7.pdf