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

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