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Memorial Day weekend brings discount to appliances

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MEGAN GRAY

The Ellis County Press

AUSTIN- Memorial Day weekend’s third-annual ENERGY STAR Sales Tax Holiday will be this weekend, May 28-30.

Texans who purchase a new, energy efficient air conditioner, refrigerator, dishwasher or other major appliance don’t have to pay state and local sales and use taxes on certain energy efficient products if purchased within the three days applicable.

"If you’ve had your eye on a new appliance, or just want to stock up on light bulbs, you can save money by shopping this weekend," said Texas Comptroller Susan Combs.

The tax holiday applies only to the following appliances and household equipment bearing an ENERGY STAR label: air conditioners priced less than $6,000, refrigerators priced less than $2,000, ceiling fans, incandescent and fluorescent light bulbs, clothes washers, dishwashers, dehumidifiers and programmable thermostats, along with installation and delivery charges for the above listed products.

"We expect Texans to save about $3 million overall in state and local sales taxes during this week-end’s event," said Combs.

The tax holiday begins at 12:01 a.m. on Saturday, May 29 and ends at 11:59 p.m. on Monday, May 31.

More information about the tax holiday is available at www.texaspowerfuls mart.org.

For details on ENERGY STAR products, visit www.energystar.gov.


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