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The Sales Tax Holiday Begins in South Carolina at 12:01 a.m. Friday. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

At 12:01 a.m. Friday, back-to-school items will be tax-free in South Carolina through Sunday.

Shoppers have 72 hours to take advantage of the sales tax, and any applicable local taxes, being lifted for the annual back-to-school sales tax holiday.

Items like clothing, accessories, shoes, computers, printers, school supplies, bed and bath products, backpacks, and even musical instruments will be tax-free whether they are purchased in-store or online.  South Carolina is one of a few states that don’t place a dollar limit on purchases that are tax-free.   Even coupons can be used this weekend for even greater savings.

You can get a complete list of eligible tax-free items at

South Carolina shoppers spent more than $24.5 million on tax-free merchandise last year.

Once again, there will be no sales tax-free weekend in Georgia.  The peach state hasn’t had one since 2016.