ENERGY STAR Sales Tax Holiday this Weekend in Texas

Looking to get your home in tip top energy-efficient shape before the summer?  You’re in luck - this Memorial Day weekend, Texas shoppers can get a break from state and local sales and use taxes on the purchases of certain ENERGY STAR-certified products.  Now would be the perfect time to get that new appliance you’ve been waiting for!

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The sales tax holiday begins Saturday, May 25 and ends on Monday, May 27 (Memorial Day!).   Shoppers can get the tax break both in-store and online, wherever these products are sold.

The products qualifying for the exemption include:

-         Air conditioners priced at $6,000 or less

-         Refrigerators priced at $2,000 or less

-         Ceiling fans

-         Incandescent and fluorescent light bulbs

-         Clothes washers*

-         Dishwashers

-         Dehumidifiers

-         Certain programmable thermostats**

Check out ENERGY STAR Sales Tax Holiday Information for more details on qualifying purchases.

And don’t forget – our Energy Saver online store has great deals on energy efficiency products for your home year-round.  Happy shopping!


* Because most dryers use similar amounts of energy, ENERGY STAR does not label clothes dryers.

** ENERGY STAR specification of programmable thermostats was suspended on December 31, 2009; however, any existing stock of ENERGY STAR labeled programmable thermostats offered for sale by retailers is still eligible for the exemption.

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