Texas Announces Tax Holiday for Water and Energy Saving Products

Texas offers a tax holiday for water-saving and energy-saving products on May 26 through 28, 2018.

Water-Saving Products

The holiday for water-saving products differs depending on the product.

WaterSense Products

Products with a WaterSense label or logo are tax-free for when the purchase is for either:

  • personal use; or
  • business use.

Other Water-Conserving Products

Shoppers can also buy other water-conserving products tax-free during the holiday. Unlike WaterSense products, however, other products are exempt only when bought for use at a residential property.

The exemptions applies to products used or planted for:

  • conserving or retaining groundwater;
  • recharging water tables; or
  • decreasing ambient air temperature, and so limiting water evaporation.

More information is available at https://comptroller.texas.gov/taxes/publications/98-1018.php.

Energy-Saving Products

Shoppers can buy, rent, or lease the many products tax-free if the products have an Energy Star label:

  • air conditioners with a sales price of $6,000 or less;
  • refrigerators with a sales price of $2,000 or less;
  • ceiling fans;
  • incandescent and fluorescent light bulbs
  • clothes washers;
  • dishwashers;
  • dehumidifiers; and
  • programmable thermostats.

More information is available at https://comptroller.texas.gov/taxes/publications/96-1331.php.

News Release, Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts, May 2018

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