Memorial Day Weekend Sales Tax Holiday Approaches
POSTED: Thursday, May 19, 2011 - 12:59pm
UPDATED: Saturday, June 4, 2011 - 5:06pm
AUSTIN- An Energy Star® sales tax holiday is scheduled or Saturday, May 28 through Memorial day.
The sales tax break will apply to ENERGY STAR® rated air conditioners priced at $6,000 or less; refrigerators priced at $2,000 or less; ceiling fans; clothes washers; dishwashers; dehumidifiers; compact fluorescent light bulbs; and programmable thermostats.
"This is a great opportunity for El Pasoans to save money during the short-term, by paying no sales tax, and in the long-term, by using energy efficient appliances, light bulbs, and thermostats," said State Senator José Rodríguez. "As the summer months quickly approach and temperatures rise, using more energy efficient appliances will reduce energy costs and help families save money on their monthly utility bills."
For more information, visit www.texaspowerfulsmart.org.