Columbia, SC (WLTX) – Shoppers across the Midlands are hitting the stores for the tax free holiday weekend.

A lot of items will be exempted from the state’s six-percent sales tax.

The tax holiday runs until midnight August 6.

“We know that there’s the sidewalk sales, there’s going to be a lot of 50 percent off,” Shopper Stephani McPherson explained.

McPherson said tax free weekend is the perfect time to hit the stores.

“I’m preparing for my senior in high school and my senior in college,” the mom of two said. “I buy them something, I buy Stephani something.”

The South Carolina Department of Revenue says in the past, shoppers…