Thursday, October 1, 2009
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Gwinnett Daily Post
LAWRENCEVILLE - Water- and energy-efficient appliances are a little more affordable this weekend, as the state has suspended sales tax on those items.
The savings apply to purchase of ENERGY STAR-qualified or WaterSense-labeled products that
cost $1,500 or less per item.
"Purchasing appliances and products with ENERGY STAR and WaterSense labels helps create a culture of conservation in our state," Gov. Sonny Perdue said. "The ENERGY STAR and WaterSense Sales Tax Holiday is a perfect opportunity for Georgians to save money at the cash register and on their water and energy bills."
The holiday begins today and lasts through Monday.
Officials estimate energy-efficient products such as compact fluorescent light bulbs, can save between 30 percent and 80 percent more energy, while WaterSense products could save an average household about $170 a year.
Information about the products can be found at www.energystar.gov or www.epa.gov/water
Information about the sales tax holiday is also available from the Georgia Department of Revenue at www.dor.ga.gov, Georgia Environmental Facilities Authority at www.gefa.org; and EPD's Conserve Water Georgia at www.conservewatergeorgia.net.