South Carolina

South Carolina Tax Free Weekend 2016

South Carolina is offering one tax free weekend event during 2016. It applies to clothing, shoes, and school supplies and is intended to coincide with parents’ annual back-to-school shopping efforts. South Carolina Tax Free Weekend 2016.

South Carolina’s Tax Free Weekend is scheduled August 5-7, 2016.

During the annual Sales Tax Holiday, shoppers will benefit from an exemption of the 6% state sales tax and any applicable local taxes on the purchase of school supplies. In addition to shoppers saving approximately $2 million to $3 million over the course of the weekend, the Sales Tax Holiday benefits in-state businesses by encouraging taxpayers to do back-to-school shopping in South Carolina.

“The Sales Tax Free Holiday weekend benefits both consumers and businesses,” said Rick Reames, Director of the South Carolina Department of Revenue. “Parents save money on important back-to-school items for their children, while retailers enjoy increased traffic.”

South Carolina Tax Free Weekend 2016 Exempt and Non-Exempt Items List

The tax-free savings apply to the following items:

  • Clothing
  • Accessories (such as bedspreads and linens.)
  • Footwear
  • School supplies (such as bookbags.)
  • Computers
  • Computer equipment (such as printers.)

The tax-free savings do not apply to:

  • Jewelry
  • Cosmetics
  • Eyewear
  • Furniture
  • Items placed on layaway.

South Carolina Tax Free Weekend 2016

Source South Carolina Department of Revenue Press Releases Below:

South Carolina Sales Tax Holiday Law

South Carolina Sales Tax Holiday 2016 Dates

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