Energy Star Sales Tax Holiday Nov. 6-8

North Carolinians can save money on selected Energy Star-rated appliances during the state’s second annual Energy Star sales tax holiday that begins on Friday, Nov. 6 and ends Sunday, Nov. 8. Energy Star qualified products are those that meet the energy efficient guidelines set by the Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Energy. Qualified products carry the Energy Star label. 

Energy Star qualified products include:  clothes washers, freezers, refrigerators, central air conditioners, room air conditioners, air-source heat pumps, geothermal heat pumps, ceiling fans, dehumidifiers, and programmable thermostats. 

These products are exempt from sales taxes during the holiday weekend. There is no price limit or ceiling for products to qualify.  The guidelines are as follows:

Purchases Must Be “For Immediate Delivery” To Qualify

An item is eligible for the exemption if the customer pays for it during the holiday period and the retailer accepts the order and takes an action to fill the order for immediate delivery.

·         The actual delivery can occur after the holiday period.

·         Deliveries delayed because of a backlog, order or because the item is currently unavailable to the seller or on back order by the seller, are still eligible for the exemption during the holiday.

·         If the customer requests delayed shipment, the order is not considered “for immediate delivery” and is not exempt from sales taxes.

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