2022 sales tax holiday kicks off on August 5

Sales Tax Holiday Weekend August 5-7 Computers, clothes, school supplies, and a variety of other items can be bought free of Sales Tax during South Carolina’s annual 72-hour Sales Tax Holiday. The 2022 Tax Free Weekend takes place August 5, through August 7.

The South Carolina Department of Revenue (SCDOR) reminds shoppers that eligible items can be bought online and in-store without paying the state’s 6 percent Sales Tax and any applicable local taxes during South Carolina’s Tax Free Weekend.

“With the increased cost of living, this year’s Sales Tax Holiday is a welcome relief for families. Everyone saves money during a tax-free holiday, particularly on back-to-school essentials,” said SCDOR Director Hartley Powell.

Tax-free items include computers, printers, school supplies, clothing and accessories, shoes, and certain bed and bath items. These 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, and furniture.
For a detailed list of tax-free items, shopping lists, and FAQs, visit dor.sc.gov/taxfreeweekend.

Last year, South Carolina shoppers bought more than $24.5 million in tax-free items during the Sales Tax Holiday.