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Florida consumers will have an opportunity to save money and energy by purchasing ENERGY STAR and WaterSense appliances tax free starting  this Friday, September 19th and continuing through Sunday, September 21st.

During this time, sales and use tax is inapplicable on the first $1,500 of the sales price of a new Energy Star or WaterSense product. However, a person is limited to one purchase of each specific type of Energy Star or WaterSense product, as provided, with a sales price of $500 or more. A second or subsequent purchase of a specific type of Energy Star or WaterSense product with a sales price of $500 or more is subject to tax.

An “Energy Star product” is defined as a room air conditioner, air purifier, ceiling fan, clothes washer, clothes dryer, dehumidifier, dishwasher, freezer, refrigerator, water heater, swimming pool pump, or package of light bulbs that is designated by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Energy as meeting or exceeding each agency’s requirements under the Energy Star program and that is affixed with an Energy Star label.

A “WaterSense product” is defined as a bathroom sink faucet, faucet accessory, high-efficiency toilet or urinal, shower head, or weather or sensor-based irrigation controller that is recognized as water efficient by the WaterSense program sponsored by the EPA and that is affixed with a WaterSense label.

To see a complete list of eligible products click here.

Should you have any questions regarding this information, please contact our office at 239.433.5554 or visit www.markham-norton.com