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Tax holiday saves Texans purchasing energy efficient appliances

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Tuesday, May 7, 2013 - 6:16pm

EL PASO, TX (KDBC) — The opportunity for Texans to save money on energy efficient appliances was set from Saturday, May 25, through Monday, May 27.

"Texans can save twice when purchasing energy efficient appliances during the Memorial Day weekend," Texas Comptroller Susan Combs said. "Shoppers are expected to save about $2.9 million in sales tax during the holiday, and the energy efficient products will also help them save on their utility bills."

State officials said the sales tax break applies to ENERGY STAR® qualified air conditioners priced at $6,000 or less; refrigerators priced at $2,000 or less; ceiling fans; fluorescent light bulbs; dishwashers; dehumidifiers; and clothes washers. Clothes dryers are not ENERGY STAR® certified.

There is more information on the sales tax holiday at: http://www.window.state.tx.us/taxinfo/taxpubs/tx96_1331/

Estimated annual energy and water savings for eligible products are listed in the chart at the bottom.

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