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Georgia Sales Tax Holiday, October 2 – 4


 Certain energy efficient products are exempt from sales tax this weekend in Georgia.

The Georgia energy and water efficient products sales tax holiday is under way, having started at 12:01 a.m. Friday, October 2, 2015. It concludes at midnight Sunday, October 4.

This tax-free period was created to encourage Georgians to replace old, inefficient household products with those that are more energy efficient. The sales tax holiday only applies to products purchased for personal use, not those purchased for use in a trade or business. Read on for a list of tax-exempt products.

Energy Star ® products with a purchase price of $1,500 or less per item:

  • Air conditioners
  • Ceiling fans
  • Clothes washer
  • Dehumidifiers
  • Dishwashers
  • Doors
  • Fluorescent light bulbs
  • Refrigerators
  • Windows

WaterSense ® products with a purchase price of $1,500 or less per item

  • Bathroom sink faucets and accessories
  • High-efficient toilets and urinals
  • Showerheads
  • Weather- or sensor-based irrigation controllers

2015 sales tax holidays exempt a wide variety of goods in more than a dozen states for short periods of time, delighting consumers and creating headaches for retailers. Automated sales tax software as a service (SaaS) simplifies compliance year-round, especially during these tax-free periods. See how it works.


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.