Back To School And Tax Free Weekend

Dated: August 9 2015

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Back in the Class Room

It's about that time again... Vacations are winding down, parents are scrambling to get their kids to cram summer reading, and oh, there's the big task of stocking up on all those school supplies. Shop smart by comparing prices at different stores and get coupons online or in the paper. Keep in mind that big outlet centers draw a lot of shoppers during Tax Free Weekend, but local stores may actually offer you better deals. So don’t overlook the stores nearest you when planning your back-to-school shopping. Be careful not to overspend just because the tax free weekend is going on in your area. The regular (base) sales tax rate in South Carolina is 6%, so that's how much money you'd be saving—along with your local sales tax, if applicable.


Sunday, August 9th is the last day of the Tax Free Weekend, lasting til midnight. There is no 6% sales tax or local sales taxes on select back-to-school items.


Tax Free Items:

School supplies

Clothing

Bedspreads and linens

Computers and printers

Shoes


Non Tax Free Items:

Cosmetics

Eyewear

Furniture 

Jewelry and watches

Wallets


Here are a few other helpful links to prep for moving back into the swing of school:


2015-2016


Charleston County Back to School Resources

Charleston County School Supplies List 

(Select your child's school, then visit their website for individual supply lists.)


Berkeley County Back to School Resources

Berkeley County School Supplies List 

(Select your child's school, then visit their website for individual supply lists.)


Dorchester County II Back to School Resources

Dorchester County II School Supplies List 

(Select your child's school, then visit their website for individual supply lists.)



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