Friday, August 3, 2012

Tax Free Weekend!

Tax Free Weekend for school supplies, woohoooo!!!!

Now, don't get me wrong, but I'm pretty sure that most of these aren't necessary school supplies, or even dorm room supplies for college/ boarding school students, unless you're a theatre major, and even then I think some of these are a stretch.  I'm not upset by this change-- hey, the companies probably figured that if they could get people into their stores, they might as well tack on some extra tax-free items and boost sales with things that people wouldn't normally buy.  However, some of the items on this list are entertaining, to say the least.
Here in South Carolina, the following items can be purchased tax free:

Adult and baby diapers
• Antique clothing
• Athletic or sport uniforms or clothing (but not equipment such as mitts, helmets, and pads)
• Beach towels (but not paper towels)
• Beach capes and coats
• Box spring covers (but not box springs)
• Bed canopies
• Bonnets
• Bridal gowns and veils
• Cowboy boots (but not cowgirl boots?)
• Capes
• Corsets and corset laces
• Costumes
• Furs
• Girdles
• Hunting vests
• Ice skates, in-line skates, and roller skates
• Lingerie
• Mattress pads and toppers (but not mattresses)
• Ski masks and suits
• Skin diving suits
• Suspenders
• Tuxedos
• Zippers
Also, did you know that Bibles, newsprint, hearing aids, and platinum bullion can all be purchased without sales tax year-round in this fine state?
~Courtesy of the Charleston City Paper

Here's the full article.  

What will you be shopping for this weekend?  I'm gonna try and hold off on school supplies just in case there's a magical pre-paid gift card waiting for us when we officially get back to school.  I will be making some purchases for my local United Way's school supply drive.  Good luck with the crowds!  May the odds be ever in your favor.

1 comment:

  1. We used to have the tax free weekend in Georgia too but not this year.

    Thanks for the tip about Southern Savers over on my Vistaprint post. I will definitely have to chekc that out. Also thanks for become a follower. I just started following you as well.

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