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SC sales tax holiday starts Friday

Posted: July 30, 2013 - 12:39pm
Nayleen Larios, 14 shopped for school supplies in North Augusta during last year's sales tax free holiday.  EMILY ROSE BENNETT/FILE
EMILY ROSE BENNETT/FILE
Nayleen Larios, 14 shopped for school supplies in North Augusta during last year's sales tax free holiday.

As parents and children prepare for a new school year, they can take advantage of the upcoming sales tax holidays across Georgia and South Carolina for their back-to-school shopping needs.

The tax exemption holidays for consumers are Friday through Sunday in South Carolina and Aug. 9-10 in Georgia.

Complete lists of tax-exempt and taxable items can be found online at each state’s Department of Revenue Web sites.

Compiled by Jenna Martin, staff writer

SOUTH CAROLINA SALES TAX FREE HOLIDAY: FRIDAY THROUGH SUNDAY

Sales tax exempted for clothing, clothing accessories, footwear, school supplies, computers and software, printers and supplies, bedding, and bath items.

Taxable items are jewelry, cosmetics, eyewear, wallets, watches and furniture.

The exemption does not apply for items placed on layaways or similar payment and delivery plans; clothing or footwear rentals; and the sale or lease of items used in a trade or business.

GEORGIA SALES TAX FREE HOLIDAY:
AUG. 9-1O

Sales tax exempted for clothing and footwear costing $100 or less per item; single purchases of $1,000 or less for personal computer-related accessories; and general school supplies listed for $20 or less per item.

Taxable items are clothing accessories like jewelry, handbags, umbrellas, eyewear, watches and watchbands, cellular devices, furniture, and computer-related accessories for recreational use.

The exemption does not apply to items used in a trade, business or for resale; rentals; and sales in theme parks, entertainment complexes, public lodging establishments, restaurants or airports.

Source: Georgia Department of Revenue

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