If you're in the market for a new appliance or water efficient products, you could save money if you buy during Memorial Day weekend.
The state's annual ENERGY STAR Sales Tax Holiday begins at 12:01 a.m. Saturday, May 27 and ends at 11:59 p.m. on Monday, May 29.
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.
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
- Programmable Thermostats*
But it is not just appliances. Once again, you can also purchase, tax free, certain water efficient landscape plants. The Texas Department of Agriculture says these plants use less water and can be identified by the EPA WaterSense tag. Timers, soaker-hoses and mulch also qualify.
Products inside the home also qualify, including toilets, showerheads and bathroom faucets.
In previous years, the Texas Comptroller's office expected Texas shoppers to save an estimated $3.8 million in state and local sales tax during the annual Memorial Day weekend sales tax holiday.