Tax-free Weekend begins Friday, until Sunday

School supplies in West Columbia Walmart.

It’s Tax Free Weekend in Cayce, West Columbia, Lexington County and all of South Carolina.

Clothes, computers, and school supplies are on the list of items that can be bought with no sales tax charged. South Carolina’s annual Sales Tax Holiday begins Friday and lasts until Sunday, August 2 – 4.

During the Tax Free Weekend, shoppers can buy a variety of back-to-school essentials without paying the state’s 6 percent sales tax and any applicable local taxes. Tax-free items range from school supplies, computers, and printers to clothing, accessories, and shoes.

Tax-exempt items include school supplies used for school assignments, clothing and clothing accessories, footwear, computers and computer software, printers and printer supplies, certain bed and bath items.

Items not exempt include jewelry, cosmetics, eyewear, wallets, watches, furniture, rental clothing or footwear, items for use in a trade or business.

In past years, South Carolina shoppers have saved between $2 million and $3 million during the holiday weekend.

Information for Retailers

• Retailers can file and pay Sales Tax and manage all of their South Carolina tax accounts online using at

The South Carolina Department of Revenue (SCDOR) has released an updated list of tax-free items and FAQs in a consolidated guidance document (Revenue Ruling 19-4). The guidance and a variety of other resources, including shopping lists, are available on the SCDOR’s website at