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Tax-Free Weekend

August 4, 2023 August 6, 2023

arents, students, and others searching for savings on a variety of back-to-school items can enjoy 72 hours free of Sales Tax starting Friday as part of South Carolina’s annual Tax Free Weekend.

The 2023 Tax Free Weekend runs Friday, August 4 at 12:00 a.m. through Sunday, August 6 at 11:59 p.m. Under the law, the Tax Free Weekend must begin the first Friday of each August and conclude 72 hours later.

Eligible items can be purchased online and in-store without paying the state’s 6% Sales Tax and any applicable local taxes during Tax Free Weekend, often called the Sales Tax Holiday.

Tax-free items include:

  • Computers and printers
  • School supplies
  • Clothing and accessories
  • Shoes
  • Certain bed and bath items

These tax-free items can be new or used and are eligible regardless of price.

Items not exempt from Sales Tax include:

  • Digital cameras
  • Smartphones
  • Jewelry
  • Cosmetics
  • Eyewear
  • Wallets
  • Watches
  • Furniture