During the first weekend of August in South Carolina, shoppers can save some money on back-to-school purchases. The tax-free weekend starts Friday, August 3, 2018, and goes until Sunday, August 5, 2018.

Happy family shopping on tax-free weekendIn fact, shoppers will get a break from both the state’s sales tax and any local sales taxes. In recent years, South Carolina shoppers saved about $2 million on essential items because of the tax-free holiday.

What items are tax-free this weekend?

The legislation about the tax-free weekend in South Carolina includes a specific list of items you can buy without having to pay local and state taxes.

Here are a few of the common back-to-school items you may want to buy between August 3 and August 5, this year:

  • Backpacks
  • Lunchboxes
  • Sports equipment like soccer shoes, running clothes, ice skates, etc.
  • School uniforms
  • Musical instruments
  • Binders
  • Notebooks
  • Paper
  • Pencils
  • Pens
  • Calculators
  • Desktop and laptop computers
  • Printers

If you have a child that’s headed to college soon, you’ll save money when you buy these essentials during South Carolina’s tax-free weekend:

  • Bedding (sheets, blankets, pillows, etc.)
  • Computer software
  • Bath towels
  • Clothing, including pajamas and athletic clothing
  • Shoes
  • School supplies (pens, pencils, paper, notebooks, binders, etc.)
  • Planners

Even if your children aren’t yet old enough to attend school, you can save on taxes by stocking up on these items this weekend:

  • Diapers (cloth and disposable)
  • Baby clothes
  • Bibs
  • Blankets and crib bedding

Not every state has a tax-free weekend. For example, there’s no such holiday in Georgia, this year.

Participating in the sales tax-free weekend is a great way to save the tax charge on some of the things your family needs during this busy back-to-school time.

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