Georgians will have the opportunity to purchase qualified energy efficient products with NO state or local sales tax from Thursday, October 1 through Sunday, October 4, 2009. A broad range of products up to $1,500 marked with the ENERGY STAR logo and purchased for personal use are included in this unique incentive. 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.
Certain water efficient products that carry the WATER SENSE logo will also be sales tax free. These products include bathroom sink faucets and faucet accessories (such as aerators), showerheads, high-efficiency toilets, high-efficiency urinals, and weather or sensor-based irrigation controllers. To learn more about WATER SENSE, visit http://www.epa.gov/watersense.
In addition to the up-front cost savings provided by the sales tax holiday, ENERGY STAR appliances, electronics and lighting operate while using less energy – and less money – than older models. To learn more about ENERGY STAR and how the purchase of an energy efficient appliance can save you energy and money while protecting the environment, visit the interactive ENERGY STAR @ Home tool at www.energystar.gov.
Have questions about ENERGY STAR or the Georgia Sales Tax Holiday? Follow the links below for more information:
Consumer’s Guide to the Sales Tax Holiday
Get the essential info on where, when and how you can take advantage of this special incentive.
Information for Consumers
A one-page summary of the Sales Tax Holiday and the benefits of purchasing ENERGY STAR products.
Applicable ENERGY STAR Products and Purchases
Official rules from the Georgia Department of Revenue for retailers and consumers of ENERGY STAR products.
Applicable WATER SENSE Products and Purchases
Official rules from the Georgia Department of Revenue for retailers and consumers of WATER SENSE products.