When it comes to back-to-school shopping, some of us get nostalgic about the smell of a fresh pack of pencils, the possibilities contained in a new calendar and the perfect pair of shoes to go with our first-day-back outfit. Maybe we’ll even get a new laptop this year or plan to pick up sheets or a comforter to fit our new bed in the dorm room.
If you’re shopping next weekend, you’re in luck.
All of those things are on South Carolina’s tax-exempt list so you’ll save roughly 6 to 8 percent or so on your purchases, depending on the county where you are shopping.
But there are some surprising things on the list – and not on the list – too. Here’s a sampling: