Georgia’s ENERGY STAR® sales tax holiday

22 09 2008

Joan Mason | Americus Times-Recorder

Get ready; go! Georgians will have the opportunity to purchase qualified energy-efficient products with no state or local sales tax from Oct. 2-5. During the holiday, Georgia’s consumers will be exempt from paying the state and local sales tax on a broad range of products up to $1,500 marked with the ENERGY STAR® logo and purchased for personal use. Specifically, the sales tax exemption applies to ENERGY STAR®-qualified dishwashers, clothes washers, room air conditioners, ceiling fans, compact fluorescent light bulbs, dehumidifiers, programmable thermostats, refrigerators, doors and windows.

Merchandise that qualifies for the ENERGY STAR® label meets strict energy efficiency guidelines set by the U.S. Department of Energy and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Products labeled with the ENERGY STAR® are among the most efficient on the market and help consumers save energy, save money on energy bills and protect the environment.

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