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May 21st, 2008
Sales tax exemptions to promote energy-efficent purchases

Coming up on Memorial Day Weekend is an opportunity to purchase a range of energy-efficient products at a discount. From 12:01 am on Saturday, May 24 to 11:59pm on Monday, May 26, Energy Star products will be exempt from state and local sales taxes. All qualifying products will display the Energy Star logo and include:

  • Clothes washers (though not dryers)
  • Ceiling fans
  • Dishwashers
  • Dehumidifiers
  • Refrigerators (under $2000)
  • Light bulbs
  • Programmable thermostats
  • Air conditioners priced under $6000 (both room and central units)

This will be a good time to stock up on compact fluorescent light bulbs or install that programmable thermostat you’ve been thinking about. And if at all possible, buy them from one of our local businesses and keep the money in San Marcos.

Source: Sustainable San Marcos

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