Texas Discusses Energy Star Sales Tax Holiday

The Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts issued a newsletter that discusses, among other things, the annual Memorial Day weekend Energy Star Sales Tax Holiday. The 2010 Holiday will begin at 12:01 a.m. on Saturday, May 29, and end at 11:59 p.m. on Monday, May 31. The holiday applies to state and local sales tax, and use tax on purchases of energy efficient products, including some Internet, catalog, and layaway plan purchases. The following products qualify for the exemption, provided that the Energy Star logo is displayed on the appliance, packaging, or Energy Guide label: room and central unit air conditioners priced under $6000, clothes washers, ceiling fans, dehumidifiers, dishwashers, incandescent and fluorescent light bulbs, programmable thermostats, and refrigerators priced under $2000. Since Energy Star does not currently label any clothes dryers, these are excluded from the holiday. (Tax Policy news, Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts, April 2010)

Posted on May 17, 2010