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GA announces Energy Star and WaterSense sales tax holiday

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ATLANTA (WRCB) -- Georgia Governor Nathan Deal announced a news sales tax holiday for Georgia residents for purchase of products that have the "Energy Star" conservation label or the "WaterSense" label.

The sales tax holiday will be October 5-7 and will apply to:

  • Dishwashers, clothes washers, air conditioners, ceiling fans, fluorescent light bulbs, dehumidifiers, programmable thermostats, refrigerators, doors and windows that have the ENERGY STAR label and a purchase price of $1,500 or less.
  • Bathroom sink faucets, high-efficiency toilets and urinals, showerheads, faucet accessories (such as aerators), and weather- or sensor-based irrigation controllers that have the WaterSense label and a purchase price of $1,500 or less.      

 
The state and local sales tax exemption will not apply to items purchased for trade or business use, or items rented or leased.

ENERGY STAR is a joint program of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy, which encourages the use of energy efficient products and practices to save money and protect the environment. For more information, visit the EPA Energy Star website.

WaterSense, an EPA partnership program, seeks to protect the future of our nation's water supply by offering consumers a simple way to use less water with water-efficient products. For more information, visit the EPA WaterSense website.

The sales tax-free holiday was reinstated under the Georgia Jobs and Family Tax Reform Plan. The tax reform package includes recommendations from the Georgia Competiveness Initiative, and fulfills one of Deal's campaign promises to reduce the tax burden on Georgia families. To read the tax reform legislation in its entirety, click here.

For more information on Georgia's ENERGY STAR and WaterSense Sales Tax Holiday and to obtain a list of eligible products, visit www.gefa.org or www.etax.dor.ga.gov.

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