Barbeques, relaxing with friends and family, an extra day off and most importantly, remembering our veterans who served this nation, are all reminders that Memorial Day is just around the corner. Along with the three day weekend often comes big sales from retailers and if you’re in the market for new home appliances, you’re in luck.
This year the state of Texas has issued a 2015 ENERGY STAR sales tax holiday over Memorial Day weekend that begins at 12:01am on Saturday, May 23 and ends at 11:59pm on Monday, May 25. High energy usage products with the ENERGY STAR label like clothes washers, dishwashers and air conditioners priced at $6,000 or less will be tax free! Other products that qualify include:
- Ceiling fans
- Refrigerators priced at $2,000 or less
- Programmable thermostats
Internet and catalog sales of qualifying products are included in this special tax-free holiday, given that the item is paid for and delivered to the customer during the tax-exempt time frame. Customers also have the option to order and pay for the item, given that the retailer accepts the order, even if the item is delivered after Memorial Day weekend.
If you are purchasing larger items, please keep in mind that the delivery fee counts toward the rules for the tax exemption. If you purchase an air conditioning unit for $5,950 and delivery is $100, you won’t be eligible for the tax exemption as it places your total above the $6,000 or less requirement.
Enjoy your Memorial Day weekend and good luck finding that new ENERGY STAR appliance!