S.C.’s Tax Free Weekend: Here’s what you can buy tax free

South Carolina’s 2019 sales-tax holiday takes place from Aug. 2 at 12:01 a.m. to  Aug. 4 at midnight. During this window, the state sales tax of 6% will be waived on qualifying items.

Compared with other states’ sales tax holidays, South Carolina’s is especially good because the state doesn’t place a dollar limit on items that can be bought tax free.

Offers.com created this guide so South Carolina consumers know exactly what’s tax free:

What’s included in South Carolina’s sales tax holiday?

You’ll pay no sales tax on the following purchases:

-Clothing and shoes

-School supplies (includes musical instruments, if used for school)

-Computers, printers and computer software

-Bed/bath items, including shower curtains, towels and bedding.

Products not exempt from sales tax during South Carolina’s Tax-Free Weekend

Some specific items, however, are taxable. Taxes will NOT be waived on the following:

-Jewelry, cosmetics, eyewear, wallets and watches

-Cellphones or other handheld devices that make phone calls


-Rental clothing or footware

-Items bought for business use

See a full list of qualifying and non-qualifying items here.

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