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The state’s annual weekend-long sales tax holiday kicks off Aug. 6 through Aug. 8. When shoppers purchase certain items in South Carolina stores, both online and in-store, the 6% state tax will be waived in addition to applicable local taxes.

Items like school supplies, clothing, footwear, computers, musical instruments and outerwear are among the items that are exempt from the sales tax during the holiday. Other products like eyewear, furniture, cell phones and office supplies are not eligible.

S.C. Department of Revenue

After a tough year for businesses with COVID-19 restrictions in place and many consumers feeling uncertain of their employment status, the Tax Free Weekend is a welcomed event and great opportunity for shoppers to support local businesses and their communities.

“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,” said S.C. Department of Revenue’s (DOR) director Hartley Powell in a press release.

According to the S.C. DOR, last year’s sales tax weekend results in the sale of more than $18.1 million times in eligible items.

For a full list of sales tax-free items, check out the DOR’s full guide to the tax holiday.

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