While I realize it is the middle of July, it is time to think about backpacks, pencils, and notebooks. The area children are returning to school for the 2011-2012 School Year here in the Augusta Area the 2nd week in August. The Tax Free Weekend for back-to-school shopping is August 5th -7th in South Carolina. Since Augusta GA is on the border, we can all take advantage of this event by visiting the shops in North Augusta, Aiken or even further up the road in Columbia, SC.
The items that qualify for the tax-free savings are:
Clothing and Accessories
The South Carolina Tax-Free weekend is right before schools starts in the Augusta Area (August 8th for both Richmond County and Columbia County), so hopefully you can get to the stores on time. South Carolina students have another week to get things in order since they cannot start school until after the 3rd Monday in August.
Enjoy the rest of your summer!