SC Tax Free Weekend- What is Covered?

SC Tax Free Weekend- What is Covered?

by Posted on: August 1, 2014Categories: News & Events   

Today kicks off South Carolina’s 15 annual sales tax holiday, commonly known as Tax Free Weekend. During this three day period, shoppers will be able to save up to 8% on a wide range of items such as back to school supplies and most clothing. Shoppers in South Carolina typically save an estimated $3 million according to the Department of Revenue. Many stores will be having great deals and may even have extended their hours for the weekend. This is a great opportunity to purchase any items for school such as laptops and dorm supplies. Here is a brief list of things that are covered and not covered by tax free weekend. For a complete list, visit the SC Department of Revenue website at


Items Covered by Tax Free Weekend

  • Most clothing, clothing accessories and footwear
  • School supplies such as writing utensils, paper, binders, notebooks, book bags and calculators
  • Computers, laptops, printers, printer supplies and software
  • Bedding including blankets, bedspreads, linens, sheet sets, comforter sets, pillows and pillowcases
  • Bathroom supplies including bath towels, shower curtains, bath mats and rugs

Items Not Covered by Tax Free Weekend

  • Jewelry, cosmetics, eyewear
  • Briefcases, wallets, and watches
  • Clothing or footwear rentals
  • Cell phones, smart phones, or hand-held devices
  • Any items placed on layaway

Sources: Herald Online, SCDOR



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