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Shop Maryland Energy Weekend

February 18th, 2023 by WCBC Radio

Comptroller Brooke Lierman reminds Marylanders that Shop Maryland Energy Weekend – February 18  through 20   ̶  is a good time to replace an old appliance with a qualifying ENERGY STAR appliance and save on the state's six percent sales tax.

During Presidents’ Day Weekend, the following appliances bearing the ENERGY STAR label, purchased in-store or online, and whether used or new, will be exempt from the state’s six percent sales tax: air conditioners, washers and dryers, standard-size refrigerators, furnaces, heat pumps, boilers, compact fluorescent light bulbs, dehumidifiers and programmable thermostats. Solar water heaters are tax-exempt year-round.

“Shop Maryland Energy Weekend has three benefits at once,” says Comptroller Lierman. “Consumers will save money—both at the time of purchase and in the long run with their decreased monthly energy bills. It helps local store owners improve their sales. And it helps Maryland reach its environmental sustainability goals. A lot of ENERGY STAR appliance manufacturers, local retailers, and utility companies also will be offering additional savings, so this is a great time for that big-ticket appliance purchase you may have been thinking about.”