See what does and doesn't qualify during tax-free weekend

By Hannah Horne - bio | email

COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - School is starting up right around the corner, and that means back to school shopping, because before you head back to class, you head to the mall.

And the state's tax free holiday is coming up, so mark your calendar!

It begins at 12:01am on Friday, August 7th, and runs through midnight on Sunday, August 9th.

During those days, you won't have to pay state sales and use tax. That's about a six percent savings.

There are some unique items on the list. [Click here to view the list]

For example, computers. Did you know that computer parts like keyboards, monitors or scanners don't qualify if a computer isn't purchased?

Another big savings item, bridal gowns and veils are included in the sales tax holiday list. But ladies, your cosmetics are not.

For the most part, all school supplies that your child needs will be tax free.

You don't need to wait for the sales tax holiday to help us with our upcoming school supply drive.

We're partnering with the Cooperative Ministry for the 19th annual school supply drive.

Two locations will be set up Tuesday from dawn to dusk to take any and all school supplies.

We'll be at Saxe Gotha Presbyterian Church and the Five Points fountain.

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