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Sales tax holiday coming in South Carolina

Shoppers walk through the Rock Hill Galleria mall during last year’s South Carolina sales tax-free weekend.
Shoppers walk through the Rock Hill Galleria mall during last year’s South Carolina sales tax-free weekend. rlahser@charlotteobserver.com

Shoppers in South Carolina can take advantage of a sales-tax free weekend next month.

The Department of Revenue says the tax holiday begins Aug 7 and runs through Aug. 9.

The holiday exempts shoppers from paying the 6 percent sales taxes and local sales taxes on school supplies, including bedspreads and linens, book bags, clothes, computers, printers and shoes.

Shoppers can also save money on bath mats, calculators, computer software and shower curtains.

There is no tax break on cosmetics, eyewear, furniture jewelry, wallets or watches.

North Carolina previously had a sales tax holiday, but lawmakers did away with it in 2013 as part of a broader tax overhaul that reduced corporate and personal income taxes.

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