Created: Fri, 02 Aug 2013 06:04:00 EST
Updated: Fri, 02 Aug 2013 07:00:28 EST
COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO/SCDOR) -- From now until Sunday at midnight, you can take advantage of the sales tax holiday.
During this time, the 6% state sales and use tax, and any applicable local sales and use tax, will not be imposed on clothing, clothing accessories (e.g., hats, scarves, hosiery, and handbags), footwear, school supplies (e.g., pens, pencils, paper, binders, notebooks, books, bookbags, lunchboxes, and calculators), computers, printers and printer supplies, computer software, and bath wash clothes, blankets, bed spreads, bed linens, sheet sets, comforter sets, bath towels, shower curtains, bath rugs and mats, pillows, and pillow cases. The sales tax holiday, however, does not apply to sales of jewelry, cosmetics, eyewear, wallets, watches, furniture, rental of clothing or footwear, items for use in a business, or items placed on layaway or similar deferred payment and delivery plans.
The word is out about Tax Free weekend. Foot traffic at the Village at Sandhill in Northeast Richland County, for example, is undeniable. For the next 72 hours, the customer is always right...on the money, while saving big bucks.
"Many retailers have figured out folks are coming so let's offer them additional discounts on top of the tax-free savings," said Village At Sandhill General Manager, Jeff Parker.
That means, even the items that aren't included in the sales tax holiday will still be discounted (see list above).
Shoppers are taking advantage.
"I was hoping not to go over $300"
"I told my husband i wanna go shopping."
"We might do some shopping now that you've reminded me."
Parents with children in grades K-12, are expected to spend $26.7 billion during the back-to-school season, according to the National Retail Federation.