Energy Star Sales Tax Holiday is Memorial Day Weekend

Sales tax weekend runs May 25-27

By Frank Heinz and Elvira Sakmari
|  Friday, May 24, 2013  |  Updated 10:19 AM CDT
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Energy Star Sales Tax Holiday is Memorial Day Weekend

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Save the tax on air conditioners, refrigerators, ceiling fans and more May 25-27.

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If you're in the market for a new appliance, you could save money if you wait until Memorial Day weekend to buy.

The state's annual Energy Star Sales Tax Holiday begins at 12:01 a.m. Saturday, May 25 and ends at 11:59 p.m. on Monday, May 27.

A number of energy-efficient appliances qualify, from air conditioners to dishwashers and there is no limit to the number of appliances that can be purchased during the holiday.

"Texans can save twice when purchasing energy efficient appliances during the Memorial Day weekend," Texas Comptroller Susan Combs said in a news release. "Shoppers are expected to save about $2.9 million in sales tax during the holiday, and the energy efficient products will also help them save on their utility bills."

While some items may be rated as Energy Star appliances, only the following appliances and household equipment are eligible:

  • 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
  • Programmable thermostats

For more information, visit Texas Comptroller website

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