South Carolina is offering one tax free weekend event during 2016. It applies to clothing, shoes, and school supplies and is intended to coincide with parents’ annual back-to-school shopping efforts.
During the annual Sales Tax Holiday, shoppers will benefit from an exemption of the 6-percent state sales tax and any applicable local taxes on the purchase of school supplies.
In addition to shoppers saving approximately $2 million to $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.
“The Sales Tax Free Holiday weekend benefits both consumers and businesses,” said Rick Reames, Director of the South Carolina Department of Revenue in a written statement. “Parents save money on important back-to-school items for their children, while retailers enjoy increased traffic.”
The tax-free savings apply to the following items:
Accessories (such as bedspreads and linens.)
School supplies (such as bookbags.)
Computer equipment (such as printers.)
The tax-free savings do not apply to:
Items placed on layaway