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Maryland Sales Tax Holiday, February 2015

  • Feb 6, 2015 | Gail Cole

 Shop for Energy Star products tax-free during the Maryland February 2015 sales tax holiday.

Maryland’s 6th annual tax-free weekend for select Energy Star products takes place February 14 – 16, 2015. During that time, Marylanders are encouraged to replace old, inefficient appliances with those that are more energy efficient. The incentive? No sales tax.

According to Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot, , “Shop Maryland Energy has been hugely successful because it’s good for the economy and it’s good for the environment. Marylanders save money on their purchases, reduce their future energy bills and invest in a greener future. Local stores that employ our friends and neighbors also benefit by getting a boost during these tough economic times.”

During the tax-free period, the following Energy Star labeled products may be purchased without sales tax:

  • Air conditioners
  • Compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFL)
  • Dehumidifiers
  • Furnaces
  • Heat pumps
  • Light-emitting diode (LED) light bulbs
  • Programmable thermostats
  • Standard-size refrigerators
  • Washers and dryers

A complete list of Energy Star products is available at http://www.energystar.gov/. Additional information about the tax-free period is available on the Maryland Comptroller website.

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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.