Texans Reminded the ENERGY STAR® Sales Tax Holiday is This Weekend

AUSTIN, May 20, 2013 - Comptroller Susan Combs is reminding Texans the state’s annual ENERGY STAR® Sales Tax Holiday is this weekend, from Saturday, May 25, through Monday, May 27.

The opportunity for Texans to save money on energy efficient appliances is fast approaching.

“Texans can save twice when purchasing energy efficient appliances during the Memorial Day weekend,” Texas Comptroller Susan Combs said. “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.”

The sales tax break applies to ENERGY STAR® qualified air conditioners priced at $6,000 or less; refrigerators priced at $2,000 or less; ceiling fans; fluorescent light bulbs; dishwashers; dehumidifiers; and clothes washers.

Clothes dryers are not ENERGY STAR® certified.

There is more information at: http://www.window.state.tx.us/taxinfo/taxpubs/tx96_1331/.


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