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Computers, clothes, school supplies and a variety of other items can be purchased free of sales tax during South Carolina’s annual 72-hour sales tax holiday.

The 2022 Tax Free Weekend takes place Friday through Sunday, Aug. 5-7.

The S.C. Department of Revenue (SCDOR) reminds shoppers that eligible items can be purchased online and in-store without paying the state’s 6% sales tax and any applicable local taxes during South Carolina’s Tax Free Weekend.

“With the increased cost of living, this year’s sales tax holiday is a welcome relief for families. Everyone saves money during a tax-free holiday, particularly on back-to-school essentials,” said SCDOR Director Hartley Powell.

Last year, South Carolina shoppers bought more than $24.5 million in tax-free items during the Sales Tax Holiday.

Tax-free items include computers, printers, school supplies, clothing and accessories, shoes and certain bed and bath items. Tax-free items can be new or used and are eligible regardless of price.

Items that are not tax-free during the sales tax holiday include digital cameras, smartphones, jewelry, cosmetics, eyewear, wallets, watches and furniture.

For a detailed list of tax-free items, shopping lists and FAQs, visit

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