Tax-free weekend offers chance to save some money

2017-05-18 | Odessa American

May 18--Texas families can save on the purchase of certain water- and energy-efficient products during the state's Water-Efficient Products and Energy Star sales tax holidays.

Both take place May 27 through May 29.

The Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts estimates shoppers will save an estimated $10.2 million in state and local sales tax during the Memorial Day weekend sales tax holidays, according to a news release.

Products that display a WaterSense label or logo can be purchased tax-free for personal or business use. These include showerheads, bathroom sink faucets and accessories, toilets, urinals and landscape irrigation controls and many more. There is no limit to the number of water-efficient or water-conserving products you can purchase.

During the Energy Star sales tax holiday, products that display the Energy Star logo can be purchased tax-free such as programmable thermostats; air conditioners priced at $6,000 or less; refrigerators priced at $2,000 or less; ceiling fans; fluorescent light bulbs; dishwashers; dehumidifiers; and clothes washing machines (but not dryers).

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