Tax Free weekend begins Friday and ends at midnight Saturday. All items needed for the classroom under $20 per item will be exempt from the 6 percent sales tax for those shopping in Cherokee County. Clothing, including footwear, with a sales price of $100 or less per item will also be tax free.
A few local boutiques are prepared to greet shoppers with not only tax free items, but also additional sales. B.Loved women’s clothing store owner Mandy Spell said her store will have a jewelry trunk sale Friday from 4 to 9 p.m.
“This is our first time participating in tax free weekend, but I’m expecting more shoppers because of the trunk show,” Spell said. “We’ll also be offering an additional 15 percent off sale items. Our goal is to get more people to shop locally in downtown Canton.”
Brooklynn’s clothing boutique in Woodstock will be offering special deals Friday and Saturday, according to manager Erica Nix.
“We’re giving a free headband with any purchase on Friday, as well as $10 leggings,” Nix said. “Saturday we will have $5 scarfs and $10 cardigans to go along with the tax free promotion. We’re just hoping to draw out a good crowd.”
College students needing technology gadgets such as tablets, personal computers and personal computer-related accessories can also receive a tax break as long as each item is less than $1,000.
Shoppers should be aware some exclusions of the tax free weekend include mobile phones, belt buckles sold separately, sewing machines and kits, as well as televisions.
A representative of Belk department store in Canton said there will be many sale promotions offered all weekend.
“We’re looking forward to providing customers with great deals for back to school clothing for kids, juniors and even college students,” she said. “Every year since tax free weekend began, we’ve progressed and brought in more shoppers. We’re excited to provide the community with the best sales.”