Here's what you can and can't get tax free this weekend in South Carolina

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:

Clothing
Accessories (such as bedspreads and linens.)
Footwear
School supplies (such as bookbags.)
Computers
Computer equipment (such as printers.)

The tax-free savings do not apply to:

Jewelry
Cosmetics
Eyewear
Furniture
Items placed on layaway

 

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