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You can buy new home energy appliances sales-tax free this weekend

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Posted at 10:32 AM, Feb 09, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-09 10:32:11-05

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Are you in need of any new home energy appliances?

If so, there may be a way to save a few bucks.

From February 13 through 15, no state sales taxes will be added to in-store or online purchases of ENERGY STAR labeled appliances.

This includes air conditioners, washers and dryers, standard-size refrigerators, furnaces, heat pumps, boilers, compact fluorescent and LED light bulbs, dehumidifiers, and programmable thermostats.

Products with ENERGY STAR labels follow energy efficiency standards set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, which in turn could save consumers billions in energy costs.

Each year, Maryland says it loses an estimated $800,000 in direct tax revenue from ENERGY STAR purchases, but some of that is made up from sales on other associated taxable products.