School supplies, clothes and computers are among the items that can be purchased free of sales tax during South Carolina’s annual 72-hour Sales Tax Holiday from Friday, Aug. 7 through Sunday, Aug. 9.
The South Carolina Department of Revenue reminds shoppers that eligible items can be purchased online and in-store without paying the state’s 6% sales tax and any applicable local taxes during the tax holiday.
“In these difficult times, Tax Free Weekend is a great way for South Carolina shoppers to save money, and even more, it’s a time to support our South Carolina businesses,” SCDOR Director Hartley Powell said.
Tax-free items include printers, footwear and certain bed and bath items, and can be new or used. Items that are not tax-free during the holiday include digital cameras, smartphones, jewelry, cosmetics, eyewear, wallets, watches, furniture, rental clothing and items for use in a trade or business.
If you choose to shop in-store, please practice social distancing and other guidelines recommended by the CDC and SDHEC to help protect yourself and others from COVID-19. Check with your local retailers for online shopping, delivery or curbside pick-up options.
Shopping lists and FAQs can be found at dor.sc.gov/taxfreeweekend.
Information for Retailers
- All retailers who sell eligible items participate in the Sales Tax Holiday and may not collect Sales Tax from their customers on eligible purchases.
- Sales of eligible tax-free items during the Sales Tax Holiday should be reported and taken as a deduction on a retailer’s August Sales Tax return. Retailers can file and pay Sales Tax and manage all of their South Carolina tax accounts online using our free tax portal, MyDORWAY.
- Review Revenue Ruling #19-4 and Information Letter #20-17 for additional information.
The SCDOR invites you to tag your social media posts with your Sales Tax Holiday deals, savings and photos using #SCtaxfree.