S.C. tax holiday coming

Just in time for school, South Carolina shoppers will be able to take part in the state’s annual sales tax holiday this weekend.


The tax-free shopping period will start at 12:01 a.m. Friday and end at midnight Sunday.

During this time, the 6 percent state sales and use tax, and any applicable local sales and use taxes, will not be imposed on clothing, clothing accessories (such as hats, scarves, hosiery, handbags), footwear, school supplies (pens, pencils, paper, binders, notebooks, books, bookbags, lunchboxes, calculators), computers, printers and printer supplies, computer software, and blankets, bed spreads, bed linens, sheet sets, comforter sets, bath towels, shower curtains, bath rugs and mats, pillows, and pillowcases.

The sales tax holiday, however, does not apply to sales of jewelry, cosmetics, eyewear, wallets, watches, furniture, rental of clothing or footwear, items for use in a business, or items placed on layaway or similar deferred payment and delivery plans.

Complete details, along with answers to common questions about the weekend, can be obtained from the state Department of Revenue at www.sctax.org/2009SalesTaxHolidayDates.htm, or consumers may call (803) 898-5788.

School starts back Aug. 17 in Aiken County and Aug. 19 in Edgefield County.

Georgia’s sales tax holiday was last weekend.



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