Georgians flock to SC for sales tax holiday
AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Georgians are flocking across the border to South Carolina to take advantage of their neighbor’s sales tax holiday.
The Augusta Chronicle reports that beginning Friday at 12:01 a.m. South Carolina waived its 6 percent sales tax as well as any local sales taxes.
Georgia hasn’t had a back-to-school sales tax holiday since 2009. And South Carolina stores say they’ve benefited from the out-of-state business.
Marcus Barry, manager at the North Augusta Office Depot, told The Augusta Chronicle (http://bit.ly/pEFuj1 ) that on Friday morning store traffic increased by 10 percent.
South Carolina’s sales tax holiday ends Sunday at midnight.
Items covered include: clothing, accessories such as hats and handbags, footwear, classroom supplies, computers, and linens. It does not extend to jewelry, cosmetics, furniture or business equipment, among other things.
Information from: The Augusta Chronicle , http://www.augustachronicle.com