Tax-free Shop Maryland Energy is Feb. 18-20
Comptroller Peter Franchot (D) is urging Marylanders to take advantage of big savings as part of the annual Shop Maryland Energy weekend, according to a news release.
From Saturday, Feb. 18, through Monday, Feb. 20, consumers will not pay the state’s 6 percent sales tax on qualifying Energy Star appliances.
In the coming weeks, Franchot will make several stops across the state to promote the tax-free weekend, now in its eighth year.
“Shop Maryland Energy weekend is a win for all Marylanders,” Franchot said in the release. “Consumers can save hundreds of dollars, businesses make more sales and Energy Star products are good for the environment.”
During the Shop Maryland Energy event, air conditioners, washers and dryers, furnaces, heat pumps, standard-size refrigerators, compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFL), dehumidifiers and programmable thermostats that have been designated as meeting or exceeding the applicable Energy Star efficiency requirements developed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy will be tax-free.
For a list of Energy Star items, go to www.energystar.gov. For more information, go to www.marylandtaxes.com, e-mail TAXHELP@comp.state.md.us, or call 1-800-MD-TAXES.