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Sales Tax Holiday Starts on Energy Star Appliances

On July 1, a Fla. sales tax exemption period began for Energy Star appliances, but there’s no rush to buy: It runs for a full year, through June 30, 2024.

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Florida’s latest sales-tax holiday start on Saturday, July 1, and this one runs for a full year – through June 30, 2024.

During the sales-tax-exemption period, buyers don’t need to pay sales tax on certain appliances that carry an Energy Star rating, which means its designated by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy as meeting or exceeding each agency’s requirements under the Energy Star program.

Not all appliances qualify. If one does, it’s affixed with an Energy Star label.

The sales tax exemption does not apply when the new Energy Star appliance is purchased for trade, business or resale, and it doesn’t apply to appliance rentals.

Eligible items

  • Clothes dryer with a sales price of $1,500 or less
  • Refrigerator or combination refrigerator/freezer with a sales price of $4,500 or less
  • Washing machine with a sales price of $1,500 or less
  • Water heater with a sales price of $1,500 or less

Complete information about the appliances sales-tax holiday can be found on the Florida Department of Revenue’s website.

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