Texas Tax Break Next Weekend on Some Appliances

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Qualifying Energy Star Products
Saturday, May 24, 12:01 a.m. - Monday, May 26, 11:59 p.m.

  • Air conditions ($6,000 or less)
  • Refrigerators ($2,000 or less)
  • Ceiling fans
  • Incandescent and fluorescent light bulbs
  • Clothes washers
  • Dishwashers
  • Programmable thermostats

(Products are labeled with Energy Star logo. Because most dryers use similar amounts of energy, Energy Star does not label clothes dryers. Energy Star specification of programmable thermostats was suspended on December 31, 2009. Any existing stock is still eligible for the exemption.)

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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Texas will offer a tax break next weekend to consumers buying certain energy efficient appliances.

The state's annual Energy Star sales tax holiday runs Memorial Day weekend - next Saturday through Monday.

Texas Comptroller Susan Combs says shoppers can save money up front by not having to pay sales tax when buying certain appliances during the holiday weekend. She says the energy efficient products can also help reduce utility bills.

Shoppers are expected to save an estimated $3.8 million in state and local sales tax during the Memorial Day sales tax holiday.

The tax break applies to certain Energy Star qualified appliances.

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