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Sales tax holiday: This is the weekend to buy energy-efficient appliances in Texas

To qualify, products should have the WaterSense label or logo, or the Energy Star label.

Need a new ceiling fan or dishwasher? Maybe a new toilet or shower head?

If you do, you might want to buy them this weekend, May 23-25, during the sales tax holiday weekend for Energy Star and water-efficient products.

“Inefficient appliances and outdated water systems put a tremendous strain on our power grids and water supplies,” Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar said in a statement. “Even in these uncertain times, Texans can take advantage of this sales tax holiday to buy more energy-efficient items, support local businesses and save money.

”You can practice social distancing and other precautionary measures when shopping in person or shop online.“

There’s no limit to the number of products that Texans can buy, or the amount they can save on sales tax during this holiday.

But to qualify, products should have the WaterSense label or logo, or the Energy Star label.

WaterSense products included in the holiday range from bathroom sink faucets to landscape irrigation controls to soaker or drip-irrigation hoses. Mulch, plants, trees and grasses are also included.

Energy Star air conditioners that cost $6,000 or less, refrigerators that cost $2,000 or less, light bulbs, dehumidifiers and clothes washing machines are included as well.

The ”Back to School“ sales tax holiday will be Aug. 7-9, making clothes, shoes and school backpacks under $100 tax-free that weekend.

Anna M. Tinsley

Fort Worth Star-Telegram (TNS)

Tribune News Service

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