The Texas Comptroller’s office has announced a sales tax holiday through May 25th on certain energy efficiency products. Those products that qualify will have an “Energy Star” logo affixed to them. The tax holiday begins at 12:01 a.m. (after midnight) on Saturday, May 23.
You can purchase any number of qualifying items under the sales tax holiday — and there’s also no requirement for an exemption certificate. Qualifying products include:
- Air conditioners priced at $6,000 or less
- Refrigerators priced at $2,000 or less
- Ceiling fans
- Incandescent and fluorescent light bulbs
- Clothes washers
- Programmable thermostats with Energy Star label.
The Energy Star logo may appear on the appliance, the packaging or the Energy Guide label. The logo means the product meets strict energy efficiency guidelines, set by U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy. Click here for more information.
Is a policy analyst for TCAP, a coalition of cities and other political subdivisions that purchase electricity in the deregulated market for their own governmental use. Because high energy costs can impact municipal budgets and the ability to fund essential services, TCAP, as part of its mission, actively promotes affordable energy policies. High energy prices also place a burden on local businesses and home consumers.