South Carolina schedules ‘tax-free weekend’ for August

Published: Jun. 23, 2021 at 4:38 AM EDT
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CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - The South Carolina Department of Revenue is scheduling a 72-hour sales tax holiday.

Officials say people can purchase computers, clothes, school supplies, and a variety of other items free of sales tax during South Carolina’s “tax-free weekend.”

The 2021 tax-free weekend is scheduled to take place from Aug. 6-8.

Click here for more information on items eligible for tax-free sales.

State officials say they want to remind shoppers that eligible items can be purchased online and in-store without paying the state’s 6% sales tax and any applicable local taxes.

“Tax-free weekend is a great way for South Carolina shoppers to save money, and it’s also a great way to demonstrate our support of South Carolina businesses who have struggled this past year,” Department of Revenue Director Hartley Powell said.

Tax-free items can be new or used and include computers, printers, school supplies, clothing and accessories, footwear, and certain bed and bath items.

The department says some items are not tax-free during the Sales Tax Holiday. officials say those 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, the department says.

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