Oct 8 – 11: Tax Free Weekend on Energy Star Appliances

Starting today, October 8th through Monday, October 11, 2010, any purchases of products that meet the Energy Star and WaterSense qualifications are EXEMPT from Virginia State Sales Tax.

What’s Exempt: During this period, purchases of certain Energy Star and WaterSense qualified products purchased for non-commercial use and costing $2,500 or less will be exempt from sales tax. The exempt Energy Star items include dishwashers, clothes washers, refrigerators, air conditioners, ceiling fans, compact fluorescent light bulbs, and programmable thermostats that carry the Energy Star designation. The exempt WaterSense items include bathroom sink faucets, faucet accessories, and toilets. Retailers may also choose to absorb the tax on other items during the holiday period, but they are responsible for paying the tax on those items to the Department of Taxation.

Other Information:

Complete information on the Energy Star and WaterSense Sales Tax Holiday has been posted.

Visit the Virginia Department of Taxation for more details.

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