Yesterday we reported that the state of Pennsylvania was holding “Tax-Free PC PLUS Holiday” from Aug. 5-12, in which computers and accessories can be purchased with no state or local sales tax. Well, South Carolina is having a similar “Sales Tax Holiday” Aug. 3-5.
During the second such holiday, shoppers who purchase eligible items will get a break from the state’s 5 percent sales tax, along with any local taxes levied by some counties. The “Sales Tax Holiday” begins Friday, Aug. 3 (that’s today) at 12:01 a.m. and ends on Sunday, Aug. 5, 2001, at midnight. Although the weekend exemption applies to everyone, the holiday is timed to ease the financial burden of shopping for back-to-school items.
“Governor Hodges and state lawmakers have once again given all South Carolinians an exceptional opportunity to get the most of their back-to-school budgets,” said Elizabeth Carpentier, Director of the South Carolina Department of Revenue in a statement.
Items exempt from sales tax during this period include computers, printers, printer supplies and computer software, among other items.
For a complete list of the items qualifying for the exemption go to the
South Carolina Department of Revenue’s Web site and click on “Sales Tax Holiday.” The listing appears in the “What’s New” section.