Story by Chris Graham
A Virginia sales-tax holiday on energy-efficient products begins today and runs through the weekend.
The holiday means that state sales taxes on high-efficiency products with Energy Star or WaterSense certification and with a retail value of $2,500 or less will be waived today through Sunday.
“Virginians are finding simple ways to reduce their energy consumption and use energy more efficiently,” Gov. Tim Kaine said. “The first goal of the Virginia Energy Plan is to expand conservation and efficiency in Virginia, and I am pleased to give consumers another opportunity to save money and conserve resources through the purchase of Energy Star and WaterSense high-efficiency products.”
Products included in the tax holiday include compact fluorescent light bulbs, ceiling fans, clothes washers, dehumidifiers, dishwashers, programmable thermostats, refrigerators and room air conditioners, and water efficient products such as certain toilets and faucets.
More information on the holiday, including a list of qualifying products, is available from the Virginia Department of Taxation.