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Virginia Sales Tax Holiday this Weekend

Virginia is conducting a sales tax holiday this Columbus Day Weekend (October 8-11) on Energy Star and WaterSense Qualified Products.

To qualify, each item purchased must cost $2,500 or less and be for personal, noncommercial use.  Qualifying Energy Star products include air conditioners, refrigerators, dishwashers, ceiling fans, washing machines, programmable thermostats, and compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs). Qualifying WaterSense products include bathroom sink faucets, faucet accessories, toilets, showerheads and urinals.

Don’t forget about the Federal Residential Property Credit also available!

Homeowners who make energy efficient improvements to their existing homes in 2009 and 2010 may qualify for a $1,500 credit on their federal tax return.  Not all Energy Star products qualify for the tax incentive and not all products in the Virginia Sales Tax Holiday program qualify either.  However, you can check out a comprehensive list of eligible improvements (like insulation, energy efficient exterior windows and energy efficient heating and air conditioning systems) at the U.S, Department of Energy’s Energy Star Web Site, http://www.energystar.gov/index.cfm?c=tax_credits.tx_index