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Mark Your Calendar for Savings

  Mark Your Calendar for Savings

Need a new, more energy-efficient dishwasher or refrigerator? If you time it right, you can enjoy a tax-free purchase on qualifying appliances soon. The statewide Energy Star Sales Tax Holiday takes place Memorial Day weekend. This year, it begins Saturday, May 26, at 12:01 a.m. and concludes Monday, May 28, at 11:59 p.m.

Eligible tax-free appliances include:

• Air conditioners (models priced at $6,000 or less)

• Refrigerators (models priced at $2,000 or less)

• Ceiling fans

• Incandescent and fluorescent


• Clothes washers

• Dishwashers

• Dehumidifiers

• Programmable thermostats

Keep in mind that appliances purchased for just a few dollars over the allowable amounts will be fully taxed. For example, a refrigerator that costs $2,050 will be taxed on the entire purchase price, not just the $50 in excess of the limit. Similarly, if an item’s sale price is within the price cap but an additional delivery fee pushes it over the limit, the entire purchase is taxable.

Start researching now so you can take advantage of savings on items that will likely lower your energy bills.