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Georgia Sales Tax Holiday for Energy Efficient Products


 An alternative tax-free way of saving energy.

Georgia periodically provides a sales tax holiday for energy and water efficient products. This year, it takes place October 4-6, 2013.

Save Energy

The following Energy Star items will be exempt from sales tax, provided they have a purchase price of $1,500 or less (per item):

  • Air conditioners and ceiling fans;
  • Clothes washers;
  • Dehumidifiers;
  • Dishwashers and refrigerators;
  • Doors and windows;
  • Florescent light bulbs; and
  • Programmable thermostats.

Save Water

The following WaterSense® products costing $1,500 or less per item will be exempt from sales tax:

  • Bathroom sink faucets and faucet accessories;
  • High-efficiency toilets and urinals;
  • Showerheads; and
  • Weather- or sensor-based irrigation controllers.

The sales tax exemption does not apply to rented or leased items, and it does not apply to items "purchased for use in a trade or business."

Read the Georgia Department of Revenue energy and water efficient products sales tax holiday notice here.

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Gail Cole
Avalara Author
Gail Cole
Gail Cole
Avalara Author Gail Cole
Gail began researching and writing about sales tax in 2012 and has been fascinated with it ever since. She has a penchant for uncovering unusual tax facts, and endeavors to make complex sales tax laws more digestible for both experts and laypeople.