Don’t you hate it when something goes on sale right AFTER you buy it? Be sure you wait until October 2-4th to buy any of this stuff if you’re in or near Georgia.
Here Are the Details
The Georgia Environmental Finance Authority (GEFA) has announced an ENERGY STAR and WaterSense tax holiday October 2-4, 2015. Qualifying items with a purchase price of $1,500 or less per item will be tax exempt. The sales tax exemption will not apply to products purchased for trade, business or resale.
The tax holiday isn’t a sale though it may have a similar effect for buyers. The limits for sales taxes in Georgia and her neighboring states ranges from about 7.5% to 13.5%. You could save a significant amount of money by avoiding the sales tax on an expensive purchase like an appliance or many smaller items like light bulbs.
ENERGY STAR Products
ENERGY STAR is a joint program of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy. It encourages the use of energy efficient products and practices to save money and protect the environment.
The program includes a list of energy-efficient products that carry the ENERGY STAR label. You can find them by clicking on the “ENERGY EFFICIENT products” link near the top of this web page: http://www.energystar.gov/
Products that carry the ENERGY STAR label range from appliances and electronics to building products like windows and water heaters. You can also find some good advice and explanations about how to improve your home’s comfort and efficiency.
WaterSense is a program of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The program’s goal is to protect the future of our nation’s water supply by offering people a simple way to use less water with water-efficient products, new homes, and services.
The program includes a list of water-efficient products that carry the WaterSense label. You can find them by clicking on “Products” link at the top of this web page: http://www.epa.gov/watersense/
Thanks to GEFA for organizing this tax holiday for Georgia. Hopefully, people in neighboring states who live or work close to the Georgia border will also be able to take advantage of the savings. Happy holiday!
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