Virginia offers October Sales Tax Holiday for Energy Efficient Products

The Commonwealth of Virginia kicked off its third annual October Sales Tax Holiday for Energy Efficient Products yesterday and it will continue through Monday, October 12.

During this time, purchases of certain Energy Star and WaterSense qualified products for non-commercial use and costing less than $2.500 will be tax exempt.  The exempt Energy Star items include:

  • dishwashers
  • washing machines
  • refrigerators
  • air conditioners
  • ceiling fans
  • compact fluorescent light bulbs
  • programmable thermostats that carry the Energy Star designation.

The exempt WaterSense items include:

  • bathroom sink faucets
  • faucet accessories
  • toilets.

If you need to replace certain kitchen or bathroom items or if you just want to upgrade, this is a great time to take advantage of Columbus Day Sales – and save on taxes.

Michael