Most energy-efficient products are available tax-free during Virginia’s 7th annual Energy Star and WaterSense Sales Tax Holiday this month.
The event runs from Friday, Oct. 11 through Monday, Oct. 14.
Each qualifying product must cost $2,500 or less, have either an Energy Star or WaterSense label affixed, and be purchased for personal or noncommercial use.
Qualifying Energy Star products include air conditioners, ceiling fans, washing machines, dishwashers, dehumidifiers, refrigerators and compact fluorescent light bulbs.
WaterSense-labeled bathroom sink faucets, faucet accessories, toilets, showerheads, urinals and landscape irrigation controllers also will be tax-exempt. Certain used Energy Star and WaterSense items qualify for tax-free status during the four-day exemption period.
“Even if you’re not in the market for new appliances, everyone needs light bulbs – and CFLs are included in the holiday. I urge everyone who needs these products to go out and take advantage of this long money-saving weekend,” said Gov. Bob McDonnell in a statement.
The Department of Taxation has posted guidelines, frequently asked questions, and a list of approved Energy Star and WaterSense items on its website at tax.virginia.gov.