South Carolina 2019 Tax Free Weekend Guide

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South Carolina's Sales Tax Holiday is back the first weekend in August! During tax free weekend, the state of South Carolina drops the 6% sales tax on a variety of back to school items. These items include clothing, school supplies, electronics, and even home and dorm room items.

Tax Free Weekend begins on Friday, August 2nd, at 12:01AM and ends Sunday, August 4th, at midnight.

Here is your guide to Tax Free Weekend:

Exempt Items

School Supplies ✏️

  • Art Supplies
  • Binders and folders
  • Books
  • Bookbags
  • Calculators
  • Planners and organizers
  • Glue, tape, staples, staplers
  • Highlighters and markers
  • Pens, pencils, sharpeners, and erasers
  • Lunch boxes
  • Musical instruments
  • Notebooks and Papers
  • Scissors
  • School and sports uniforms

Bed and Bath 🏠

  • Bath mats and rugs
  • Bed duvets and covers
  • Bed skirts and dust ruffles
  • Bed sheets and sheet sets
  • Bed spreads and comforters
  • Blankets and throws
  • Mattress pads and toppers
  • Pillow cases and shams
  • Pillows (all types)
  • Shower curtains and liners
  • Towels and wash clothes (all types and sizes)

Clothing and Accessories 👔

Accessories

  • Belts and suspenders
  • Hair accessories
  • Hats and caps
  • Purses and handbags
  • Neckties and bow ties

Activewear

  • Exercise clothing
  • Athletic uniforms
  • Leotards and tights
  • Hunting and ski clothing
  • Swimwear

Everyday

  • Dresses and skirts
  • Leggings
  • Pants, jeans, shorts
  • Shirts and blouses
  • Sleepwear
  • Socks and underwear
  • Suits and blazers
  • Sweaters and sweatshirts

Footwear

All Shoes Including:

  • Cleats
  • Dance shoes
  • Rain boots
  • Orthopedic shoes
  • Skates
  • Slippers

Outerwear

  • Coats (all types)
  • Earmuffs
  • Gloves and mittens
  • Rainwear (raincoats, umbrellas, etc.)
  • Scarves
  • Vests

Specialty

  • Aprons
  • Bibs
  • Bridal gowns and veils
  • Costumes
  • Diapers
  • Formal wear (gowns, tuxedos, etc)
  • Graduation caps and gowns
  • School uniforms
  • Scout uniforms

Computers and Technology 💻

  • Computers
  • Computer parts and accessories (monitors, keyboards, scanners, etc.)
  • Computer software and service contracts (sold in conjunction with software)
  • Printer supplies (including replaceable ink cartridges)
  • Printers

Not Exempt Items

School Supplies ✏️

  • Backpacks not used for school
  • Glasses
  • Hobby equipment, supplies, and toys
  • Musical instruments not used for school
  • Office supplies
  • Paper products that are not school supplies (paper towels, tissues, etc)

Bed and Bath 🏠

  • Bathroom accessories
  • Cookware
  • Furniture
  • Hardware and tools
  • Mattresses and box springs
  • Paper towels
  • Shower curtain hooks, rings, and rods
  • Sleeping bags
  • Stereo equipment
  • Table cloths, place mats, napkins, and other table supplies
  • Toilet paper
  • Wastebaskets
  • Window treatments

Clothing and Accessories 👔

  • Backpacks not used for school
  • Briefcases
  • Change purses and wallets
  • Cosmetics
  • Glasses and sunglasses
  • Jewelry
  • Protective and safety masks and goggles (athletic, sport, or occupational)
  • Safety equipment
  • Sporting equipment (baseball gloves, life jackets and vests, helmets, mouth guards, etc.)
  • Watches and watch bands

Computers and Technology 💻

  • Cameras
  • Cell phones and smartphones
  • eReaders
  • Music and video players
  • Replacement parts
  • Video game consoles

📷 Photo: South Carolina Department of Revenue

 

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