Save 6 percent on energy-efficient appliances

WASHINGTON – If you’ve been putting off buying a new clothes washer or refrigerator, this may be the weekend to buy. There is no tax on energy-efficient appliances in Maryland.

Through Feb. 20, you’ll get the 6 percent tax break as part of the annual Shop Maryland Energy weekend.

One weekend every February Maryland exempts its sales tax on the following Energy Star products:

  • Air conditioners
  • Clothes washers
  • Furnaces
  • Heat pumps
  • Boilers
  • Solar water heaters (tax-exempt at all times now)
  • Refrigerators
  • Dehumidifiers
  • Programmable thermostats
  • Compact fluorescent light bulbs

You won’t get the sales tax break on energy efficient dishwashers this weekend, nor will you get it on appliances that are not on the above list.

Energy Star appliances typically use about 20 percent less energy than conventional models.

Maryland offers more details about the program in the Frequently Asked Questions section of the Shop Maryland Energy site.

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