Friday through Sunday you can get a sales tax break on certain items that help save energy.

The statewide sales tax holiday is for certain ENERGY STAR and WaterSense items.

ENERGY STAR is a joint program of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy that encourages the use of energy efficient products and practices to save money and protect the environment.

WaterSense, a partnership program by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, seeks to protect the future of our nation’s water supply by offering people a simple way to use less water with water-efficient products, new homes and services.

ENERGY STAR items exempt from sales tax ($ 1,500 or less per item):

  • Air conditioners
  • Ceiling fans
  • Clothes washers
  • Dehumidifiers
  • Dishwashers
  • Doors
  • Fluorescent light bulbs
  • Programmable thermostats
  • Refrigerators
  • Windows

WaterSense items exempt from sales tax ($ 1,500 or less per item):

  • Bathroom sink faucets
  • Faucet accessories (such as aerators)
  • High-efficiency toilets
  • High-efficiency urinals
  • Showerheads
  • Weather- or sensor-based irrigation controllers

The sales tax exemption will not apply to ENERGY STAR or WaterSense products purchased for trade, business or resale.

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