Computers, clothes, and school supplies are among a the items customers can purchase free of Sales Tax during South Carolina’s annual 72-hour Sales Tax Holiday August 7 – 9.
The South Carolina Department of Revenue (SCDOR) reminds shoppers eligible items can be bought online and in-store without paying the state’s 6 percent Sales Tax and any applicable local taxes during the holiday.
“In these difficult times, Tax Free Weekend is a great way for South Carolina shoppers to save money, and even more, it’s a time to support our South Carolina businesses,” said SCDOR Director Hartley Powell. “Don’t forget, online purchases of eligible items are tax-free too, so check out your favorite local retailer’s website.”
Tax-free items include computers, printers, school supplies, clothing and accessories, footwear, and certain bed and bath items. Tax-free items can be new or used and are eligible regardless of price.
Items that are not tax-free during the Sales Tax Holiday 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 $21.7 million in tax-free items during the Sales Tax Holiday.
Tips for safe Sales Tax Holiday shopping:
- Online purchases of eligible items are tax-free too. Find cybersecurity tips at dor.sc.gov/securitycenter.
- Check with your local retailer for online shopping, delivery, or curbside pick-up options.
- If you shop in-store, practice social distancing and other guidelines recommended by the CDC and SCDHEC to help protect yourself and others from COVID-19.
Get the details and start planning your Tax Free Weekend by visiting dor.sc.gov/taxfreeweekend for shopping lists and FAQs.
Information for Retailers
- All retailers who sell eligible items participate in the Sales Tax Holiday and may not collect Sales Tax from their customers on eligible purchases.
- Sales of eligible tax-free items during the Sales Tax Holiday should be reported and taken as a deduction on a retailer’s August Sales Tax return. Retailers can file and pay Sales Tax and manage all of their South Carolina tax accounts online using the free tax portal, MyDORWAY.