You don't usually associate Memorial Day weekend with getting a great deal on a clothes washer. There is a sales tax holiday starting Saturday, but it doesn't mean you can just buy any appliance; there is a catch of course.

You have to purchase the item from May 28th, 2022 to Midnight May 30th, 2022, and it has to be a particular Energy Star, energy-efficient product. It's called the annual Texas Energy Star Sales Tax Holiday and it's from the Texas Comptrollers Office.

Now that I think about it, the start of summer and a long holiday weekend might be the perfect time to shop for a big-ticket appliance for your home. You can buy, rent or lease only the following Energy Star labeled items tax-free.

  • 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

Not Every Energy Star Labeled Product Is Tax-Free This Weekend In Texas

Some Energy Star rated appliances, even with the sticker, do not qualify for the tax-free weekend.

  • water heaters
  • clothes dryers
  • freezers
  • stoves
  • attic fans
  • heat pumps
  • wine refrigerators
  • kegerators
  • beverage chillers

If you were planning on getting something special for your next keg party or wine night, it's a no-go. Hopefully with how inflated prices are this will help you on your way to getting that new appliance you have been waiting for.

Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts
Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts

There are lots more tax-free weekends and holidays coming this year in Texas. So even if this one doesn't apply to you, you can see an entire list. Just CLICK HERE and HERE to see what this tax-free business is all about.

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