If you are feeling ripped off because North Carolina no longer has a tax free weekend, then I've got good news for you. Another perk about Gaston County is our close proximity to South Carolina. It is literally just fifteen minutes away. That's the delight of being a southernmost county. You can find the closest South Carolina Walmart only 13 miles from Gastonia or Mount Holly. That's no further than I drive from Mount Holly to the Target in Gastonia, just to put the savings into perspective. So, don't worry, you can still shop tax free!
Closest SC Walmart: Lake Wylie - 175 Highway 274, SC 29710
What can you get? Well, grab the kids school supply lists because those items should all be tax free: pencils, paper, binders, notebooks, backpacks, lunch bags, etc. Then you've got the bonus of tax free clothing - shoes included. Packing up and sending a child to college? Going back yourself? Computers and printers are also tax-free through Sunday.
Keep in mind that many household items, cosmetics, and pretty much everything else that you will not find on a back-to-school list or need for a dorm room are NOT tax-free. But we've got good news. Charlotte Premium Outlets (located right off of 485 just 15 minutes from the east part of the county) is having a "Better Than Tax-Free" sale this weekend to cheer you up. Many of your favorite retailers will have sales up to 65% off - call the retailer to find out what deals they have.
If you're trying to knock out all your back-to-school needs, you can hit the outlet mall and drive just three miles further and you'll be in SC and can grab your school supplies and some treats for mom - all for a great deal! Don't miss a good deal over a fifteen minute drive!
Tax-free weekend started at 12:01 am on 8/3 and runs until midnight on 8/5.
Get a copy of the official SC Tax-Free Weekend Rules on the Department of Revenue site by clicking here.
I'm Katie and I'm so excited to be bringing Housewives in the City to Gaston County! I'm a resident of Mount Holly. I absolutely love traveling, sports and I'm always up to learning something new. I cannot wait to meet all of you!