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This weekend is tax-free weekend in South Carolina

South Carolina’s 2017 tax-free weekend is Aug. 4-6. Tax-free items include clothing, computers, and back-to-school items.
South Carolina’s 2017 tax-free weekend is Aug. 4-6. Tax-free items include clothing, computers, and back-to-school items. For The Sun News

Don’t want to pay sales tax?

This weekend was made for you.

South Carolina’s 2017 sales tax holiday is Friday-Sunday.

The 6 percent sales tax normally charged will be waived for select items during the weekend.

According to the South Carolina Department of Revenue, shoppers have saved between $2 million and $3 million in past years.

But not everything is tax-free.

Clothing items such as bras, shoes, sports uniforms, skates and underwear will be tax-free. So will back-to-school items like book bags, calculators, pens, notebooks and computers.

Items such as jewelry, cosmetics and watches will not be tax-free.

A complete list of tax-exempt and non-exempt items is provided by the Department of Revenue at https://dor.sc.gov/taxfreeweekend. Exempt items have no sales tax.

Christian Boschult: 843-626-0218, @TSN_Christian

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