Tax Free Shopping for Texas on ENERGY STAR Appliances this Memorial Day Weekend!

By Ebony Porter, May 16, 2015, Energy Efficiency

refrigerator with womanMemorial Day weekend means pool parties, hanging out with friends, three days off work for a majority of us (woo hoo!) and most importantly, honoring our brave veterans.

Memorial Day weekend also happens to be the perfect time for those of you living in Texas to do some major shopping for new appliances. Running a refrigerator makes up a huge portion of your electricity bill, especially if it’s more than 15 years old, so if you’ve been putting off buying a new one, don’t delay!

The 2015 ENERGY STAR sales tax holiday over Memorial Day weekend begins at 12:01am on Saturday, May 23 and ends at 11:59pm on Monday, May 25.

High energy usage products with the ENERGY STAR label like clothes washers, dishwashers and air conditioners priced at $6,000 or less, will be tax free! Other products that qualify include:

  • Ceiling fans
  • Refrigerators priced at $2,000 or less
  • Dehumidifiers
  • Programmable thermostats

Internet and catalog sales of qualifying products are included in this special tax-free holiday, given that the item is paid for and delivered to the customer during the tax-exempt time frame. Customers also have the option to order and pay for the item, given that the retailer accepts the order, even if the item is delivered after Memorial Day weekend.

If you are purchasing larger items, please keep in mind that the delivery fee counts toward the eligibility for the tax exemption. If you purchase a swanky new refrigerator for $1,950 and delivery is $100, you won’t be eligible for the tax exemption as it places your total above the $2,000 or less requirement.

Best of luck finding that perfect new appliance. Happy Memorial Day everyone!

*Please  note that the tax-free weekend only applies to those living in Texas.

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