SHOPPING!!!!Now that I’ve got your attention, I need to remind you that it is tax free #BackToSchool shopping weekend in South Carolina. Everything a student might need to get back to the business of learning will be exempt from the 6% SC sales tax. Local taxes are wiped out too.
A 6% off sale isn’t usually the type of bargain to get discount shoppers excited. However, for some families, every penny counts. Tax holidays like this generally benefit low-income households. However, saving a few bucks and finding items you won’t see in the North Carolina store closest to your home might give some picky kids more options.
Here are a few things to keep in mind.
Lots of stores offer additional discounts to lure tax holiday shoppersIf you live near the NC/SC border, driving a few miles down the road makes sense.
Computers are tax exempt, but gaming consoles are not.Ear buds are tax exempt, but smart phones and phone chargers are notClothing and accessories are tax exempt but jewelry is notFlash drives are tax exempt but media players are notBed sheets, comforter sets, pillows and blankets are tax exempt, but mattresses and box springs are not.
If you live in South Carolina you don’t have to brave crowds at the store. You can shop online and take advantage of the tax free shopping.
When you find a good deal SHARE IT! The Palmetto State wants shoppers to post their finds and back-to-school pics using #SCtaxfree