AUSTIN (KXAN) – Memorial Day weekend is more than burgers and fun in the sun in Texas, it’s also ENERGY STAR sales tax holiday weekend.
Comptroller Susan Combs reminds residents that residents will get a break from state and local taxes on specific energy efficient items.
The products qualifying for the exemption will display the ENERGY STAR logo and include:
- Air conditioners priced at $6,000 or less
- Refrigerators priced at $2,000 or less
- Ceiling fans
- Incandescent and fluorescent light bulbs
- Clothes washers (Dryers are excluded)
The sales tax holiday even applies to online orders or layaway payment plans, with certain restrictions. The Comptroller’s office has all of the fine print available here.
Certain programmable thermostats are eligible for tax-free status, however, it is limited only those which were produced before 2009. The ENERGY STAR rating is no longer given to programmable thermostats.