ENERGY STAR and WaterSense Sales Tax Holiday

The state of Georgia will have an ENERGY STAR and WaterSense Sales Tax Holiday on Friday, October 2, through Sunday, October 4, 2015.

ENERGY STAR is a joint program of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy that encourages the use of energy efficient products and practices to save money and protect the environment.

WaterSense, a partnership program by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, seeks to protect the future of our nation's water supply by offering people a simple way to use less water with water-efficient products, new homes and services. 

During the sales tax holiday, these items will be exempt from sales tax if they have the ENERGY STAR label and have a purchase price of $1,500 or less per item:

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

In addition, these items will be exempt from sales tax if they have the WaterSense label and have a purchase price of $1,500 or less per item:

  • Bathroom sink faucets
  • Faucet accessories (such as aerators)
  • High-efficiency toilets
  • High-efficiency urinals
  • Showerheads
  • Weather- or sensor-based irrigation controllers

The sales tax exemption will not apply to ENERGY STAR or WaterSense products purchased for trade, business or resale.