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Sales tax holiday weekend underway for water and energy-efficient appliances

ENERGYSTAR and other items that are designed to save water and power are tax free this weekend across Texas.

One of the state's tax-free weekends for certain items is underway, and this time, shoppers can save on energy and water-efficient products.

There is no limit on the number of qualifying items you can buy, according to the Texas Comptroller's Office.

“Anyone who’s lived through a Texas summer knows triple-digit temperatures, outdated water systems and inefficient appliances can put a strain on our water supplies and power grids,” Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar said in a statement. “By taking advantage of these sales tax holidays, Texans can make upgrades that will help alleviate those pressures and lower their utility bills — while saving money on state and local sales taxes.”

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Items that will be tax free include:

  • air conditioners (with a sales price of $6,000 or less)
  • refrigerators (with a sales price of $2,000 or less)
  • ceiling fans
  • incandescent and fluorescent light bulbs
  • clothes washers
  • dishwashers
  • dehumidifiers

The sales tax holiday also applies to lawn and garden products that help conserve water outdoors. Items qualifying for the exemption include soaker or drip-irrigation hoses; moisture controls for sprinkler or irrigation systems; mulch; and plants, trees, and grasses.

You can find more on what qualifies on the Texas Comptroller's website.

The tax relief for items runs through May 30.

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