Time to shop: tax exempt weekend

Time to shop:  tax exempt weekend
August 01 23:53 2016 Print This Article

The first weekend in August is the time parents and children shop for back to school items with the following items being exempt from Charleston County’s 8.5% sales tax:

• Clothing
• Clothing accessories: hats, scarves, hosiery, and handbags
• Footwear
• School supplies: pens, pencils, paper, binders, notebooks, bookbags, lunchboxes, and calculators
• Computers, printers, print supplies, and computer software
• Bed and Bath Linens: bath wash cloths, blankets, bed linens, sheet sets, comforter sets, bath towels, shower curtains, bath rugs and mats pillows, and pillow cases

This is a general list. To get a more detailed list refer to the South Carolina Department of Revenue website.

According to Parenting Magazine, parents spend $179 per child on back to school items with $131 on clothing and $48 on school supplies.