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The 2019 Sales Tax Holiday has passed. Check back in the summer for information about 2020's holiday.

2019 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 their home or dorm room.

Did you know?

  • The Sales Tax Holiday in South Carolina first started in 2000. 
  • In past years, shoppers have saved between $2 million and $3 million during the weekend. 
  • There are 19 taxes in the Sales & Use Tax family, though not all of them apply to retail sales. Some of these 19 are local taxes that counties may choose to adopt to fund things like transportation projects and schools or to reduce Property Taxes.

 Shopping Lists

These abbreviated lists include common items. Please see Revenue Ruling 19-4 for more information on exempt and nonexempt items.



 Additional Resources

           Revenue Ruling 19-4: Policy document with examples of exempt items and FAQs. 
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