The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports the tax-free weekend can cost state and local governments roughly $70 million in lost revenue.
A bill to bring back tax-free weekend failed in the General Assembly this year. Which in turn, could drive money out of the state.
A tax-free weekend would have helped families and teachers save on the state's four percent sales tax on school supplies
Get ready for South Carolina's annual Sales Tax Holiday weekend with a list of items that will be tax free from Friday, August 3, through Sunday, August 5, 2018.
During tax free weekend, a variety of back-to-school essentials are exempt from the state's 6% Sales Tax and any applicable local taxes. Tax free items range from clothing, accessories, and shoes to school supplies, book bags, and computers. Shoppers will also find tax free items for the home and dorm room.
In past years, South Carolina shoppers have saved between $2 million and $3 million during the holiday weekend.
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