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Sales Tax Holiday Resources for Retailers

Good afternoon, 
While we remain unsure of what the coming school year will look like, South Carolina’s annual Tax Free Weekend will still be held in August. This annual Sales Tax Holiday was established to help families prepare for the school year and includes a variety of items for school, home, and personal use.
 
This year’s Tax Free Weekend will be held August 7 – 9. During the Sales Tax Holiday, consumers can purchase a variety of items like computers, clothing, and school supplies – online or in a store – without paying the state's 6% Sales Tax and any applicable local taxes. 
 
The South Carolina Department of Revenue is encouraging shoppers to buy local, both online and in stores, during Tax Free Weekend.
 
To help our business partners, we’ve created a Retailer Toolkit at dor.sc.gov/retailer-toolkit. You’ll find several resources, including:

  • Signs you can post on your entrances to promote the weekend
  • Promotional graphics and posts to share on social media
  • Advertising tips using #SCtaxfree and our Facebook event
  • FAQs 
 
Here is a prepared message you can use to send to your business partners:
 
South Carolina’s annual Sales Tax Holiday is August 7-9, 2020. From Friday through Sunday, shoppers can purchase school supplies, computers and technology, most clothing and accessories, and certain bed and bath items without paying Sales Tax. The holiday applies to sales of eligible items made at retailers statewide as well as online sales.

The South Carolina Department of Revenue has created a Retailer Toolkit at
 dor.sc.gov/retailer-toolkit to help you promote the weekend to your customers. For a full list of tax-free items and a detailed list of FAQs, visit the SCDOR’s website at dor.sc.gov/taxfreeweekend.

Join the conversation and spread the word about your Sales Tax Holiday plans by using 
#SCtaxfree on social media.
 
Here is a sample social media post to update your business partners:
 
SC's annual Sales Tax Holiday is Aug. 7-9! School supplies, computers, clothes, and certain bed & bath items are among items exempt from Sales Tax online and in stores statewide.
 
Retailers: Visit dor.sc.gov/retailer-toolkit for help promoting #SCtaxfree weekend to your customers.
 
 
For more information about Tax Free Weekend, including business responsibilities, visit dor.sc.gov/TaxFreeWeekend and review Revenue Ruling 19-4 for additional guidance. 
 
We’re asking shoppers and stores to post their Sales Tax Holiday photos on social media using #SCtaxfree. RSVP to the event on Facebook and follow the SCDOR on Facebook and Twitter for Tax Free Weekend updates, resources, and reminders.
 
Thank you,
Bonnie Swingle

Public Information Office
803-898-5201 | News@dor.sc.gov
South Carolina Department of Revenue | dor.sc.gov