Sales tax holiday this weekend in Georgia


Home improvement junkies, start your engines: Georgia will exempt a number of energy and water efficient products this weekend as part of an annual sales tax holiday push.

The holiday — actually the state’s second of the year — runs Friday through Sunday. Shoppers will not have to pay sales tax on Energy Star or WaterSense items that cost $1,500 or less. One caveat: the items must be purchased for noncommercial home or personal use.

So, what qualifies?

Energy Star products: Air conditioners; ceiling fans; clothes washers; dehumidifiers; dishwashers; doors; fluorescent light bulbs; refrigerators; and windows.

WaterSense products: bathroom sink faucets and accessories (such as aerators); high-efficiency toilets; high-efficiency urinals; shower-heads; and weather or sensor-based irrigation controllers.

The state held its first tax holiday in summer for back-to-school shopping.

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