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 ( ) 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 ,

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