Buy energy-efficient products this weekend and don't pay Va. sales tax

Buy energy-efficient products this weekend and don't pay Va. sales tax

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Buy energy-efficient products this weekend and don't pay Va. sales tax

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Associated Press and WVEC.com

Posted on October 5, 2012 at 7:46 AM

RICHMOND (AP) -- Virginia is holding its sixth annual sales-tax holiday on energy-efficient products.

From Friday through Monday, residential consumers can save money by buying sales-tax exempt heat pumps, dishwashers, washing machines, insulation, toilets and other products. They must be $2,500 or less and certified as being energy efficient with the Energy Star and WaterSense designations.

A complete list of tax-exempt items can be found on the Va. Dept. of Taxation Website.

This is Virginia's third tax-free holiday of the year. Hurricane-preparedness items get a tax-free weekend in May and back-to-school items get a similar weekend in August.

North Carolina's Energy Star Sales Tax Holiday is scheduled for November 2-4.

AP-WF-10-05-12 0618GMT

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