South Carolina’s Annual Sales Tax Holiday set for Aug. 7-9
The popular Sales Tax Holiday weekend in South Carolina will begin Friday, Aug. 7, at 12:01 a.m. and end Sunday, Aug. 9 at midnight. During the annual Sales Tax Holiday, shoppers will benefit from an exemption of the 6% state sales tax and any applicable local taxes on the purchase of school supplies.
In addition to shoppers saving approximately $3 million over the course of the weekend, the Sales Tax Holiday benefits in-state businesses by encouraging taxpayers to do back-to-school shopping in South Carolina. During this time, sales tax will not be imposed on items such as clothing, shoes, school supplies, bookbags, calculators, lunch boxes, computers, printers, bedspreads and linens.
Nonexempt items include the sale of jewelry, cosmetics, eyewear, furniture, or items placed on layaway. Refrigerators, bicycles, toiletries and food purchased by college students are not considered school supplies. For more information about this year’s Sales Tax Holiday and for a detailed list of exempt items, visit the South Carolina Department of Revenue’s website at https://dor.sc.gov/ resources-site/lawandpolicy/ Advisory%20Opinions/IL15-7.pdf