South Carolina’s tax-free weekend kicks off August 6

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SOUTH CAROLINA (WSPA) – South Carolina’s Tax-Free Weekend kicks off on Friday, August 6.

You can purchase computers, clothes, school supplies, and other items free of sales tax during South Carolina’s annual 72-hour Sales Tax Holiday, according to the SC Department of Revenue.

The 2021 Tax-Free Weekend takes place Friday, August 6, through Sunday, August 8, 2021.

SCDOR reminds shoppers that 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.

Tax-free items include: computers, printers, school supplies, clothing and accessories, footwear, and certain bed and bath items. These tax-free items can be new or used and are eligible regardless of price.

Cloth masks are tax-free during the Sales Tax Holiday since they are considered clothing accessories. 

Items that are not tax-free during the Sales Tax Holiday include: digital cameras, smartphones, jewelry, cosmetics, eyewear, wallets, watches, furniture, rental clothing or footwear, and items for use in a trade or business.

Last year, South Carolina shoppers bought more than $18.1 million in tax-free items during the Sales Tax Holiday, SCDOR says.

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