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Tax Free Weekend - A Great Way to Save for Back to School!

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So summer's winding down, vacations are almost over and you're planning for the kids to go back to school. We all know back to school shopping can be expensive. School supplies, back packs, clothes, sporting goods for sports and gym classes, and of course, computers. And that's just if you're sending the kids back to kindergarten through twelfth grade. If you're sending children away to college, that can also mean TVs, furniture, bedding and much more. So even though all of those things may not be covered in the Tax Free Weekend Exemption, any money you can save can help.

Start planning your trip to shop at Barefoot Landing for the Tax Free Weekend which starts on August 5th and runs through midnight on August 7th. For this one weekend each year specific items are exempt from the 6% South Carolina state sales tax and other applicable local sales taxes. Shoppers are expected to save an estimated $2.25 million according to the Board of Economic Advisors.

Some of the items that are exempt include paper, notebooks, most writing instruments, book bags, clothing, bedding, most bath items and yes, even computers. On the other hand, some common items that would not be included are jewelry, cosmetics, furniture and anything that is placed on layaway. Clothing from Francesca's, Breezin' Up, Random Boutique, Chico's, White HouselBlack Market and many others will be tax exempt as well as sheets, comforters and towels from Cariloha and shoes from such stores as Burlington Shoes and Sand and Sunto name a few.

Make your plans to spend the weekend getting everyone ready for back to school by saving money during the annual Tax Free Weekend at Barefoot Landing. For a complete list of items that are and are not included please visit: