One of the state’s best money-saving weekends is almost here and you do not want to miss it. South Carolina’s annual Tax Free Weekend starts on August 2nd and ends August 4th. This event began in the year 2000 in the spirit of back-to-school shopping and offers shoppers the opportunity to get a variety of school supplies, clothing, shoes, dorm and home goods and more, exempt of state and local taxes.
In years past, South Carolinian’s have saved between 2 million and 3 million dollars during this “tax holiday” weekend. So whether you’re a parent shopping for your kids, a college student or the parent of one (like myself) or just your average shopaholic, Tax Free Weekend is the perfect time to shop guilt-free. With a state tax rate of 6% and rates of 8% in North Myrtle Beach and 9% in Myrtle Beach, the savings can be pretty significant.
While this weekend offers a variety of items to purchase tax-fee, there are certain products that are exempt. Common items that qualify for Tax Free Weekend include, but are not limited to:
- Accessories such as hats, scarves, and handbags
- School supplies including, notebooks, pens, paper, backpacks, lunchboxes, and calculators
- Computers, printers, printer supplies, and computer software
- Bath linens, bed linens, bath rugs and mats, towels, shower curtains
- Wedding gowns (purchased, not rented)
- Graduation caps and gowns (purchased, not rented)
Some items that are not exempt from state and local taxes are any item that is rented or placed on layaway, furniture, computer parts, jewelry, housewares, sunglasses, toys and sporting equipment. For more information, click here.
Will you be in town for Tax Free Weekend?
Boulineau’s is your one-stop shopping destination for everything you need for a great beach vacation here in Cherry Grove. Since 1948, we’ve been providing locals and visitors with a unique one-of-a-kind shopping experience coupled with exceptional customer service. Stop by today and experience the Boulineau’s difference. You’ll see why Boulineau’s is “where everybody goes”!
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