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Water conservationists get sales tax holiday

Thursday, May 16, 2019 by Tai Moses

The good folks in the Texas Comptroller’s Office want to help you save water, and they have figured out that the best way to do that is to issue a sales tax holiday on the purchase of water-conserving and energy-efficient products. Certain products displaying the Energy Star logo such as air conditioners under $6,000, refrigerators under $2,000, ceiling fans, fluorescent light bulbs, dishwashers, dehumidifiers and washing machines may be purchased tax-free over Memorial Day weekend (when you were probably planning to go shopping anyway, right?). Shower heads, bathroom sink faucets, toilets, and landscape irrigation controls displaying the WaterSense label can also be purchased tax-free and so can soaker or drip-irrigation hoses and other residential garden products that help conserve water. The water-efficient and Energy Star sales tax holiday runs Saturday, May 25, to Monday, May 27. Find more details and a list of items that qualify for the tax holiday (and those that don’t) here.

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