South Carolina Sales Tax Holiday, August 2015
- May 26, 2015 | Gail Cole
The South Carolina Department of Revenue has released information pertaining to the state’s annual sales tax holiday, which will take place this year from 12:01 a.m. Friday, August 7 through midnight, Sunday, August 9.
During the tax-free period, items that are exempt from South Carolina state and local sales tax include the following:
- Bath rugs and towels, wash cloths, shower curtains
- Bedding (bed linens, blankets)
- Clothing accessories such as handbags, hats, hosiery, and scarves
- Computers and computer software
- Printers and printer supplies
- School supplies
Taxable items (not eligible for the holiday exemption) include the following:
- Items purchased for use in a business
- Items placed on layaway or other deferred payment plan
- The rental of clothing or footwear
Additional information is available through the department.
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