Looking to upgrade your appliances? Memorial Day weekend is a great time to shop. In addition to the sales most stores run for the holiday, you can also purchase ENERGY STAR® items tax-free May 28-30. Just look for the ENERGY STAR logo. Plus, choosing these items could help save you as much as $100 a year on energy costs. During the sales tax holiday, the following ENERGY STAR items can be purchased, leased, or rented tax free:
- Air conditioners (with a sales price of $6,000 or less)
- Refrigerators (with a sales price of $2,000 or less)
- Ceiling fans
- Incandescent and fluorescent light bulbs
- Clothes washers
Water heaters, clothes dryers, freezers, stoves, attic fans, heat pumps, wine refrigerators, kegerators, and beverage chillers are not eligible for the tax-free promotion, even if they are ENERGY STAR certified.
Appliances have come a long way in terms of energy efficiency over the past 20 years. When you’re replacing your appliances, remember ENERGY STAR certified products use anywhere from 10-40% less energy than other models, which can add up to significant savings.
Please note: For air conditioners and refrigerators, additional costs like delivery and shipping charges are considered part of the sales price.
Find additional details at comptroller.texas.gov.