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The 2018 Tax Free Holiday has passed. Please check back in the summer for 2019's information.

2018 Sales Tax Holiday

During the annual Sales Tax Holiday, a variety of back-to-school essentials are exempt from the state's 6% Sales Tax and any applicable local taxes. Tax free items range from clothing, accessories, and shoes to school supplies, backpacks, and computers. Shoppers will also find tax free items for the home and dorm room.

In past years, South Carolina shoppers have saved between $2 million and $3 million during the holiday weekend. 

Items such as jewelry, cosmetics, eyewear, furniture, and layaway purchases are not exempt.

 Information from the SCDOR Policy Section:

                IL18-5: Sales Tax Holiday 2018

                RR10-7: List of Exempt Items

                RR10-8: Questions and Answers

 Shopping Lists

These abbreviated lists include common items. Please see RR10-7 for a detailed, comprehensive list of exempt and nonexempt items.


 Additional Resources