2018 Sales Tax Holiday Weekend In The Charlotte Metro Area: August 3-5

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2018 Tax Free Shopping Weekend In Charlotte, NC AreaMARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR AUGUST 3-5! SALES TAX-FREE SHOPPING WEEKEND 2018 IN CHARLOTTE, NC REGION

 

If you live in the Charlotte metro area, you can take advantage of South Carolina's sales tax-free next weekend from Friday, August 3rd through Sunday, August 5th. 

 

North Carolina eliminated its tax-free shopping weekend for back-to-school in 2013, so if you want to shop for back-to-school items tax-free you've got no choice but to head across the state border to York or Lancaster Counties in South Carolina. But the trip may just be worth it to save 6% state sales tax and any other local taxes when you buy school supplies. This is South Carolina's 19th year offering a Back-to-School Tax Free Weekend and shoppers are expected to save an estimated $2-3 million on qualifying items.

 

 

 WHAT YOU CAN OR CAN'T BUY TAX-FREE IN SOUTH CAROLINA

 

Tax-free items include purchases of:

  • Clothing
  • Accessories (such as bedspreads and linens.)
  • Footwear
  • School supplies (such as bookbags.)
  • Computers
  • Computer equipment (such as printers.)

Tax-free items do not include purchases of:

  • Jewelry
  • Cosmetics
  • Eyewear
  • Furniture
  • Items placed on layaway

For a comprehensive list of clothing and accessory items eligble for tax free purchase, click here.

 

For a comprehensive list of  school supplies and technology items eligble for tax free purchase, click here.

 

For a comprehensive list of dorm and home items eligible for tax free purchase, click here.

 

 

South Caroline Tax Free Shopping Weekend 2018

 

 

From TaxFreeWeekend.com come the following tips on how to make the most of your tax-free shopping:

 

1. Take some time to research what is tax free.

2. Don’t assume only back-to-school are tax free.  

3. Get organized before the weekend. Take an inventory of what you have on hand and what you need. Make a list of what you want and need to buy.

4. Make sure the tax free savings outweigh savings from other types of coupons. And don't forget that many coupons can be combined with tax free savings.

5. Watch the register closely to be sure you are getting the tax savings you are entitled to. Verify on your receipt that you did not pay sales tax after the purchase.

6. Know your prices and be sure something really is a deal. Don’t buy something just because it is tax-free. 

 

For more tips on making the most of tax-free shopping this weekend, go to TaxFreeWeekend.com's website.

 

 

In southwest Charlotte, Premium Outlets will be offering the Better Than Tax Free Weekend with all sorts of specials for fall back to school fashions.

 

Tax Free Shopping Bag Image courtesy of Stuart Miles at FreeDigitalPhotos.net

 

 

This announcement about Back-to-School Tax-Free Shopping in the Charlotte, NC region is brought to you by Nina Hollander and Carolinas Realty Partners,Coldwell Banker, your Charlotte metro area residential real estate experts.

 

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Rainmaker
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Gita Bantwal
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Nina, this is good information or local residents. I hope they will take advantage of this.

Jul 28, 2018 04:16 AM #1
Rainmaker
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Sally K. & David L. Hanson
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Heads UP Charlotte Shoppers...save some green especially on back to school items !

Jul 28, 2018 04:22 AM #2
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
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Good morning, Nina Hollander that's a bonus for those who have to make an expensive purchase.... none for us this year in Taxachusetts.... 

Jul 28, 2018 04:30 AM #3
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Good morning Nina Hollander ,
Great timing for Back-to-School shoppers!  You always provide such great local information.  Those comprehensive list links are very informative.

Jul 28, 2018 04:40 AM #4
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Wayne Martin
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Good morning Nina. A great break for those with school age children. We took advantage of a similar program in Florida. Enjoy your day!

Jul 28, 2018 04:42 AM #5
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Gita Bantwal hi Gita... these tax-free shopping weekends can save families some real dollars, especially when combined with amazing sales.

Jul 28, 2018 04:42 AM #6
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Sally K. & David L. Hanson  hi Sally... serious green can be saved by Charlotteans by crossing the state border... and trust me, many will be doing so next weekend.

Jul 28, 2018 04:43 AM #7
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Nina Hollander
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Barbara Todaro good morning, Barbara.... I've always felt the North Carolina made a huge mistake getting rid of their tax free weekend in 2013... especially as so many can just cross the border into South Carolina and shop there.

Jul 28, 2018 04:45 AM #8
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Carol Williams thanks, Carol. I always feel good that I don't need to participate in back to school shopping, because the stores are a zoo during the tax free shopping weekend.

Jul 28, 2018 04:46 AM #9
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Nina Hollander
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Wayne Martin hi Wayne... fortunately, we don't need to take advantage of back to school shopping... but I might need to review the list just in case there's something I might really want and can save the 6% tax.

Jul 28, 2018 04:47 AM #10
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Ginny Gorman
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Nina, I am sure this will be a success especially for young families and is always a smart idea for Charlotte shoppers.

Jul 28, 2018 04:57 AM #11
Rainmaker
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Nina Hollander
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Ginny Gorman good morning, Ginny... this is huge in the area... 6% savings on taxes plus lots of special pricing... saves families a ton of money.

Jul 28, 2018 05:16 AM #12
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Gabe Sanders
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Hi Nina.  Next weekend will be a good one to get out and save some money.

Jul 28, 2018 05:34 AM #13
Rainmaker
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Nina Hollander
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Gabe Sanders good mornin, Gabe... always love a good opportunity to save some money, myself.

Jul 28, 2018 06:05 AM #14
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Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
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Good morning Nina Hollander,

A great shout out for your area Tax Free week-end! Its a break for those with school age children and a bonus for those who have to make expensive purchases. Ours is the week-end after yours.

Jul 28, 2018 06:47 AM #15
Rainmaker
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Nina Hollander
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Dorie Dillard good morning, Dorie... everything is so expensive these days, every bit of a break helps, especially for larger families.

Jul 28, 2018 06:52 AM #16
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Good morning Nina - next weekend is the time to buy lots of clothing.  The savings are great.

Jul 28, 2018 07:27 AM #17
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Nina Hollander
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Grant Schneider hi Grant... I'm just happy that I don't need to do all that back to school shopping because the crowds will be crazy.

Jul 28, 2018 07:52 AM #18
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