Wed., September 30, 2009 11:29am (EDT)

Sales Tax Holiday Starts Thursday
By Associated Press
Updated: 5 years ago

ATLANTA  —  
Consumers get a tax break on qualfied energy-saving products this weekend. (photo courtesy Tom Raftery)
Consumers get a tax break on qualfied energy-saving products this weekend. (photo courtesy Tom Raftery)
Consumers shopping for energy-saving products will be getting a break on sales taxes starting Thursday.

A purchase of any Energy Star-qualified or Water Sense-labeled product or appliance with a price tag of $1,500 or less will be free of state and local taxes.

Items eligible for the tax-break include qualified dishwashers, clothes washers, air conditioners, ceiling fans, fluorescent light bulbs, dehumidifiers, programmable thermostats, refrigerators, doors, windows and skylights.

WaterSense-labeled products eligible for the sales tax exemption include bathroom sink faucets or aerators and high-efficiency toilets.

The tax holiday runs through Sunday.