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Energy Saving Sales Tax Holiday This Weekend

October 4, 2012
Energy efficient appliance being used.

Governor Nathan Deal recently announced this weekend as the sales tax holiday for all ENERGY STAR and WaterSense products across the state.

The sales tax holiday will officially take place Friday, October 5th through Sunday, October 7th, and apply to the following energy efficient products:

  • Dishwashers, clothes washers, air conditioners, ceiling fans, fluorescent light bulbs, dehumidifiers, programmable thermostats, refrigerators, doors and windows that have the ENERGY STAR label and a purchase price of $1,500 or less. 
  • Bathroom sink faucets, high-efficiency toilets and urinals, showerheads, faucet accessories (such as aerators), and weather- or sensor-based irrigation controllers that have the WaterSense label and a purchase price of $1,500 or less.

“I encourage everyone to play their part in maintaining our environment by participating in the tax-free holiday to save money and, ultimately, conserve Georgia’s resources,” Deal said.

The sales tax holiday was reinstated from 2010 under the Georgia Jobs and Family Tax Reform Bill. The tax reform package includes recommendations from the Georgia Competiveness Initiative, and fulfills one of Deal’s campaign promises to reduce the tax burden on Georgia families.

The state and local sales tax exemption will not apply to items purchased for trade or business use, or items rented or leased.

For more information on Georgia’s ENERGY STAR and WaterSense Sales Tax Holiday, visit www.gefa.org or www.etax.dor.ga.gov.