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​​ ​ ​​​​​​​​​The 2023 Sales Tax Holiday has ended. Check back here next summer to p​repare for SC Sales Tax Free Weekend in 2024​!​​
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 2023 Tax Free Weekend

During the annual Tax Free Weekend (also known as the Sales Tax Holiday), a variety of purchases 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. As long as an item is eligible, it is tax-free whether purchased in-store or online.​​​​​

 Online Shopping

Remember that eligible items are still tax-free if you sho​p online!​

  • Check with your local retailer to see if they offer online shopping, delivery, or curbside pick-up.
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 Did you know?

  • The Tax Free Weekend in South Carolina first started in 2000. 
  • In past years, shoppers have saved between $2 million and $3 million during the weekend. 
  • There are 20 taxes in the Sales & Use Tax family, though not all of them apply to retail sales. Some of these 20 are local taxes that counties may choose to adopt to fund things like transportation projects and schools or to reduce Property Taxes.​​
  • There are several edu​cation-related state tax credits the SCDOR wants parents and teachers to consider as another school year draws near.

 Shoppi​ng Lists

These abbreviated lists include common items, b​ut are not all-inclusive. Please see Revenue Ruling 19-4 for more information on exempt and nonexempt items.

Tax free item overview button linked to a PDF list
Tax free bed and bath items button linked to a PDF list
Tax free school supplies button linked to a PDF list
Tax free clothing and accessories button linked to a PDF list
Tax free computers and technology button linked to a PDF list

 Additional Resources​

​  Revenue Ruling 19-4 policy with examples of exempt items and FAQs.
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