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HobNobCharleston Emphasizes Tax Free Weekend 2009 and the Multiple Benefits to Charleston Residents

Charleston, SC, August 06, 2009 --( HobnobCharleston has found some unique benefits for Charleston Residents during the upcoming Tax Free Weekend. While the declining economy is on the minds of South Carolinians, there is some type of light at the end of the tunnel. As schools and universities begin to open their doors once again for another school year, families are left with the burden of expensive school shopping for clothes and supplies. With hundreds of thousands of dollars spent each year in just Charleston County on these items, Tax Free Weekend will be a relief to many Charleston County Parents. But parents are not the only ones who can benefit from this unique holiday.

Thanks to SC Code Section 12-36-2120, Tax Free Weekend starts at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, August 7th and ends Sunday, August 9th at 11:59 p.m. Any shopper hitting the stores during those dates will receive all items that qualify completely tax free. Qualifying items include clothes under $100, any kind of school supplies under $100 and all types of computers under $1500. But don’t try to pull a fast one on this holiday because sports and recreational items, clothing accessories, handbags and jewelry, among other things, don’t apply. Even that wetsuit and fins everyone has been saving for won’t apply for the tax free items.

College student Jennifer Smith of Charleston County says, “I always look forward to tax free weekend to keep up with the latest trends in clothing for school.” Jennifer, along with many others look forward to this weekend to catch up on fashion and keep the hallways of schools looking stylish. Others, like Michelle Salater, owner of Written By Sumer', look forward to the weekend for the chance to save on a new video camera. “I have been waiting for months to buy my camera so I can save big,” says Michelle. Whether its clothing, supplies or computers, many residents across South Carolina look forward to this tax holiday.

Tax Free weekend can even be taken advantage of in the luxury of local resident’s own homes. Items ordered by phone or online ,even if the delivery date extends beyond Tax Free Weekend, are also tax free. Even better, if an item is ordered and is currently on back order, the item will still remain tax free as long as it is ordered during the time frame of Tax Free Weekend. With all the conveniences provided, everyone can benefit from Tax Free Weekend 2009. Don’t miss out on this great incentive August 7th through August 9th, but keep patience high on the list because stores are likely to be packed.

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(843) 200-4323

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