Sales tax holiday for energy-efficient appliances, products this weekend

May 25, 2019 - 10:23 am

AUSTIN ( -- This weekend marks Texas' annual sales tax holiday for energy-efficient appliances and products.

The program covers purchases of the following items carrying ENERGY STAR labels:

  • air conditioners (with a sales price of $6,000 or less)
  • refrigerators (with a sales price of $2,000 or less)
  • ceiling fans
  • incandescent and fluorescent light bulbs
  • clothes washers
  • dishwashers
  • dehumidifiers
  • programmable thermostats

There is no limit on the number of items you can buy, and no certificate of exemption is required. Purchases can be made through midnight on Monday, May 27.

Many items, even if they carry an ENERGY STAR label, do not qualify, including:

  • water heaters
  • clothes dryers
  • freezers
  • stoves
  • attic fans
  • heat pumps
  • wine refrigerators
  • kegerators
  • beverage chillers

For more information on the products covered and not covered by the sales tax holiday, visit the Texas Comptroller's website.

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