Texas Energy Star Sales Tax Holiday

TEXAS – Shoppers, upcoming break from state and local sales and use taxes on purchases of certain energy efficient products during Memorial Day weekend!

Qualifying products are:
• Air conditioners priced at $6,000 or less
• Refrigerators priced at $2,000 or less
• Ceiling fans
• Incandescent and fluorescent light bulbs
• Clothes washers
• Dishwashers
• Dehumidifiers.

Qualifying products will display the ENERGY STAR logo. There is no limit on the number of qualifying items one can purchase during the tax holiday.

This also applies to Internet and catalog sales of eligible products, but the item has to be paid for and delivered to the purchaser during the exemption period or purchaser orders and pays for the item and the retailer accepts the order during the exemption period for immediate shipment, even if delivery is made after the exemption period.

You can also use a layaway plan. Sales through this method are eligible for the exemption when either the final payment on a layaway order is made and the merchandise is given to the customer during the exemption period, or the item is selected by the customer and the order is accepted into layaway by the retailer during the exemption period for immediate delivery upon full payment, even if delivery is made after the exemption period.

Delivery, shipping, handling and transportation charges connected to the sale of a qualifying item also qualifies for exemption.

Charges for installation of qualifying items may qualify for exemption if the items are permanently attached to or installed in real property and whether the realty is residential or nonresidential.

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