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SOUTH CAROLINA’S 2023 TAX FREE WEEKEND LAUNCHES ON FRIDAY
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The 2023 Tax Free Weekend runs Friday, August 4 at 12:00 a.m. through Sunday, August 6 at 11:59 p.m.

​​What you nee​d to know:

  • South Carolina’s annual Tax Free Weekend starts this Friday at 12:00 a.m. and ends Sunday at 11:59 p.m.

  • For 72 hours, tax-free items include computers, printers, school supplies, clothing and accessories, shoes, and certain bed and bath items. These tax-free items can be ​purchased in-store or online.

  • Last year, South Carolina shoppers bought more than $26.2 million in tax-free items during Tax Free Weekend.


SC Tax Free Weekend - Let's Shop! 

​Parents, 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

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.

 
Read our Tax Tips feature about education-based tax credits for more information about how you can save money on education-related expenses.
 

​Reminders for Retailers:

  • All retailers who sell eligible items must participate in the Tax Free Weekend and cannot collect Sales Tax from their customers on eligible purchases.
  • Review Revenue Ruling #19-4​ for FAQs and Information Letter #23-7 for a complete list of exempt and non-exempt items.
  • ​A retailer toolkit with graphics and sample posts for social media and retailer-specific FAQs is available at dor.sc.gov/retailer-toolkit
  • Sales of eligible tax-free items during the Tax Free Weekend should be reported and taken as a deduction on your August Sales Tax return, which is due in September.
  • The easiest way to file and pay Sales Tax and manage all of your South Carolina tax accounts is through our free online tax portal, MyDORWAY. For tips on using MyDORWAY,  check out our video tutorial.


Share the savings!
Retailers can spread the word about their favorite Tax Free Weekend deals, and shoppers can share their savings and photos using the hashtag #SCtaxfree.

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