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 on Saturday, May 27, through Monday, May 29.
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.
water systems and inefficient appliances can put a tremendous strain on
our water supplies and power grids," Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar
said. "By taking advantage of these sales tax holidays, Texans can make
upgrades that will help alleviate those pressures and lower their
utility bills — all while saving money on state and local sales taxes."
This is the second year for the Water-Efficient Products Sales Tax Holiday. 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.
sales tax holiday also applies to water-conserving products used or
planted for conserving or retaining groundwater, recharging water tables
or decreasing ambient air temperature to limit water evaporation. Items
qualifying for the exemption include soaker or drip-irrigation hoses;
moisture controls for a sprinkler or irrigation system; mulch; and
plants, trees and grasses. These items can only be purchased tax-free
for residential use.
is no limit to the number of water-efficient or water-conserving
products you can purchase. Go to the Comptroller`s website for more
information on the Water-Efficient Products Sales Tax Holiday.
the ENERGY STAR Sales Tax Holiday, the following energy-efficient
products that display the ENERGY STAR logo can be purchased tax-free:
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). Go to the Comptroller`s website for more ENERGY STAR Sales Tax Holiday details.