Texans can save on the purchase of certain water-efficient and water-conserving products as well as energy-efficient appliances during two annual sales tax holidays taking place May 27-29.
The Water-Efficient Products Sales Tax Holiday allows for no tax to be charged on products that display a WaterSense® label or logo. These include certain shower heads, bathroom sink faucets, toilets and landscape irrigation controls. This sales tax holiday also applies to certain water-conserving products (even without a WaterSense® label) used at a residence including soaker or drip-irrigation hoses; mulch; rain barrels; and plants, trees and grasses.
The ENERGY STAR® Sales Tax Holiday allows tax-free purchase, rental or lease of the following products if they display the ENERGY STAR® logo:
- air conditioners priced at $6,000 or less
- refrigerators priced at $2,000 or less
- ceiling fans
- incandescent and fluorescent light bulbs
- clothes washers (clothes dryers not included)
There is no limit to the number of qualifying items purchased.
More information: Water-Efficient Products Sales Tax Holiday (texas.gov), ENERGY STAR Sales Tax Holiday (texas.gov)