COLUMBIA, S.C. (SCRN/WVOC) - With another school year nearing, parents across the state have been making their back-to-school shopping lists to take advantage of the annual “sales tax holiday” Friday through Sunday.
State Department of Revenue spokeswoman Samantha Cheek says state and local sales tax won't be charged on numerous school-related items from computers to school supplies.
But she says not all items you buy during the three-day period will be exempt from sales taxes.
“Non-exempt items during the weekend will include sales of jewelry, cosmetics, furniture, items placed on lay-a-way, any item that may not be related to going back to school,” Cheek explains.
This will be the 14th year South Carolina has held a tax-free weekend, which is renewed by the state legislature each year.
For a complete list of tax-exempt items, you can check the Department of Revenue website at www.sctax.org.