Computers, clothes, school supplies, and a variety of other school-year essentials can be bought free of sales tax during South Carolina’s annual 72-hour Tax-Free Weekend.
The 2023 Tax-Free Weekend runs from August 4 – August 6 at 11:59 pm.
Eligible items can be bought online and in-store without paying the state’s 6 percent Sales Tax and any applicable local taxes during Tax-Free Weekend.
“With the increased cost of inflation, this year’s Sales Tax Holiday is a welcome relief for families. Everyone saves money during Tax-Free Weekend, particularly on back-to-school essentials,” said SCDOR Director Hartley Powell.
Tax-free items include computers, printers, school supplies, clothing and accessories, shoes, and certain bed and bath items. These tax-free items can be new or used and are eligible regardless of price.
Items that are not exempt from Sales Tax during Tax-Free Weekend include digital cameras, smartphones, jewelry, cosmetics, eyewear, wallets, watches, and furniture.
For a detailed list of tax-free items, shopping lists, and FAQs, visit dor.sc.gov/taxfreeweekend.
Last year, South Carolina shoppers bought more than $26.2 million in tax-free items during Tax-Free Weekend.