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South Carolina Sales Tax Holiday, August 2015


 Not during tax-free periods.

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
  • 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:

  • Cosmetics
  • Eyewear
  • Furniture
  • Items purchased for use in a business
  • Items placed on layaway or other deferred payment plan
  • Jewelry
  • The rental of clothing or footwear

Additional information is available through the department.

More than a dozen states are offering sales tax holidays in 2015. While they are advantageous for savvy shoppers, they create extra work and headaches for retailers. Implementing an automated solution facilitates management of sales tax in South Carolina and other states, even during tax-free periods. Learn more.

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Gail Cole
Avalara Author
Gail Cole
Gail Cole
Avalara Author Gail Cole
Gail began researching and writing about sales tax in 2012 and has been fascinated with it ever since. She has a penchant for uncovering unusual tax facts, and endeavors to make complex sales tax laws more digestible for both experts and laypeople.