Georgia Stages Efficient Appliance Tax Holiday
Oct 3, 2005
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The state of Georgia, U.S., will give consumers a the opportunity to purchase Energy Star products without paying the four-percent state sales tax this week. The tax holiday starts Thursday, October 6, and ends at midnight on Sunday, October 9.

The tax exemption applies to Energy Star-qualified dishwashers, clothes washers, air-conditioners, ceiling fans, fluorescent light bulbs, dehumidifiers, programmable thermostats, and refrigerators.

The purchase of any exempted item cannot exceed U.S. $1,500. If the purchase price of an exempted item exceeds $1,500, the entire purchase price of the item is taxable. The sales tax exemption is intended for individuals (not for products purchased for resale, for business use, or for appliances that will be leased or rented.

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