Shop for Appliances This Weekend During ENERGY STAR® Sales Tax Holiday
(AUSTIN) — This Memorial Day weekend’s third-annual ENERGY STAR® Sales Tax Holiday is a great time for Texans to purchase a new, energy efficient air conditioner, refrigerator, dishwasher or other major appliance. During the three-day tax holiday, running May 29 – 31, shoppers do not have to pay state and local sales and use taxes on certain energy efficient products.
“If you’ve had your eye on a new appliance, or just want to stock up on light bulbs, you can save money by shopping this weekend,” said Texas Comptroller Susan Combs. “We expect Texans to save about $3 million overall in state and local sales taxes during this weekend’s event.”
The tax holiday begins at 12:01 a.m. on Saturday, May 29, and ends at 11:59 p.m. on Monday, May 31. The tax holiday applies only to the following appliances and household equipment bearing an ENERGY STAR label: air conditioners priced less than $6,000, refrigerators priced less than $2,000, ceiling fans, incandescent and fluorescent light bulbs, clothes washers, dishwashers, dehumidifiers and programmable thermostats, along with installation and delivery charges for these products.