NEWBERRY — For the 14th year, South Carolina will hold its annual sales tax holiday weekend this weekend, beginning at 12:01 a.m. Friday and ending at midnight Sunday.
During this weekend, South Carolina’s 6 percent state sales and use tax, as well as any applicable local sate and use tax, will not be imposed. Items that are tax free include clothing, accessories, footwear, school supplies, computers, linens, furniture and much more, according to sctax.org.
Two local businesses — Armfield’s Office and School Supply and Make in Personal — are working hard to prepare for this weekend.
“We are having a couple extra people coming in to work for the weekend,” said Haley Armfield, manager of Armfield’s.
Armfield’s has an abundance of school supplies needed for both teachers and students, including pencils, notebooks, educational posters and classroom aids.
Make it Personal will be celebrating its first tax free weekend this year, and the owner has high hopes for what it will bring to the business.
“Special events, like Christmas, always pick up and we are predicting a lot of foot traffic this weekend,” said owner Dawn Graham.
Make it Personal tax free weekend items include clothing, accessories, lunch totes and the Lily Pulitzer collection of stationary and other back to school items. They will also have embroideries that will be ready before school starts.
Both locations will have special hours for the weekend. Armfield’s will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Make in Personal will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.
Make it Personal will have drawings throughout the day plus discounts and sales on summer clothing.
Armfield said they had a number of customers stop by this past weekend.
“More people came in last weekend thinking that was tax free weekend,” Armfield said.