Appliance tax free holidays for Florida, Georgia and Virginia

Several states are forgoing the sales taxes you pay on new energy efficient appliances during designated tax-free holiday weekends. These tax-free holidays can save you several hundred dollars depending on the price and number of appliances you purchase. Plus, stores are often competitive during these times, offering free installation, delivery and haul-away of old appliances and other discounts the equivalent to the deals you find on Black Friday.

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Below is a list of states and dates, along with the offers per states.

Florida – September 19-21

Purchases of certain Energy Star and WaterSense qualified products purchased for non-commercial use and costing $500 or more.

Applies to the following purchases:

  • Air conditioner
  • Air purifier
  • Ceiling fan
  • Clothes washer
  • Clothes dryer
  • Dehumidifier
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Refrigerator

For more information, visit http://dor.myflorida.com/dor/

 Georgia – October 3-5

Purchases of certain Energy Star and WaterSense qualified products purchased for non-commercial use and costing $1,500 or less.

Applies to the following appliances:

  • Air conditioners
  • Ceiling fans
  • Clothes washers
  • Dehumidifiers
  • Dishwashers
  • Programmable thermostats
  • Refrigerators

For more information, visit http://gefa.georgia.gov/energy-star-and-watersense-sales-tax-holiday

Virginia – October 10-13

Purchases of certain Energy Star and WaterSense qualified products purchased for non-commercial use and costing $2,500 or less.

  • Air conditioners
  • Ceiling fans
  • Clothes washers
  • Dehumidifiers
  • Dishwashers
  • Programmable thermostats
  • Refrigerators

For more information, visit http://www.tax.virginia.gov/site.cfm?alias=EnergyStarQualifiedProductsHoliday

How to save even more money 

By planning ahead, you can be prepared and save even more money with these tips:

  • Compare. Shop online and use ads to find out what discount and promotions stores will be offering before the tax-free weekend. Some stores will offer free delivery and haul-away of old appliances, which can mean an extra $90 in savings.
  • Ask about price matching, installation, delivery and haul-away charges.
  • Measure the space and dimensions for your new appliance and make a list of any features you would like in a new appliance.
  • Show up early for best selection.

To find even more renewable and energy efficiency incentives, visit http://dsireusa.org.

Have you ever bought an appliance during a tax-free holiday? What did you think of the deals and selection?

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