It would have been plus seven if possible, however the maximum is the number of valence electron of sulfur to be donated, so that is clearly +6 (six).
i.e. 2 +2x -16=0
=>x =7, but for sulphur x cannot be greater than 6... so this means , there is a peroxy linkage in the given compound...
and we know that , peroxy oxygen have oxdn. no. -1
whenever there is peroxy linkage , sulphur is always in its highest oxdn. state i.e. +6
so here, oxdn. state of sulphur is +6
now u can also find the no. of peroxy linkages..
i.e. 2+2(6) +n(-1) -(n-8)(-2) = 0
so , here n = 2. so we have two peroxy oxygens and one peroxy linkage.