Missouri’s green sales tax holiday nears

Residents of the Show-Me state (and those nearby)–it’s time to mark your calendars! The state’s annual green sales tax holiday begins one week from today, running April 19-25.
The tax holiday “exempts state sales tax on retail sales of qualifying Energy Star-certified new appliances, up to $1,500 per appliance, during the seven-day period,” according to information provided by the Missouri Department of Revenue.

The following Energy Star-certified appliances are eligible:
Clothes washers
Clothes dryers
Water heaters
Trash compactors
Conventional ovens
Air conditioners
The green sales tax holiday began in 2009 as a way to encourage Missouri residents to purchase energy-efficient appliances, which can result in increased energy savings over an extended period of time.
“During these challenging economic times, saving money is important to everyone,” said Alana M. Barragan-Scott, director of the Missouri Department of Revenue. “The Show-Me green sales tax holiday represents an ideal time to buy these appliances not only because they will be available at a reduced price, but because the appliances are energy-efficient, many people will also save money on their future utility bills.”
Missouri is currently the only state in the country to offer a green sales tax holiday.
Photo courtesy of Energy Star

  • Allison

    I’m curious as to how busy the show is. I’ve been a few times in better markets. Are you seeing much that is really new?

  • http://twitter.com/fast_horse Mike Keliher

    I’m not going to be at IBS this year, but several of my colleagues are. In addition to exhibiting and checking out all the show has to offer, we’ll be doing a bunch of blogging and video reporting from the show.

    If you have any suggestions for people who might make for interesting interview subjects — or cool products we could feature — we’d appreciate it. And of course, I’ll be following Charles & Hudson’s reporting, too!