West Virginia Energy Star Sales Tax Holiday!
Beginning on the first day of September at 12:01 a.m. and ending on November 30th at midnight 2009 there will be an exemption for consumer sales tax on purchases of energy efficient products of $5,000 or less per qualified product that carry the ENERGY STAR label. This exemption applies to purchases for noncommercial home or personal use. It does not apply to purchases of items for use in a trade or business. An ENERGY STAR qualified product is one that meets the energy efficient guidelines set by the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U. S. Department of Energy. The ENERGY STAR label is now on over 50 product categories that include the following:
Clothes Washers, Dehumidifiers, DVD Products, Televisions, VCRs, Compact Fluorescent Lamps (CFL), Light Fixtures, Decorative Light Strings, Computers, Dishwashers, Refrigerators and Freezers, Air Conditioning, Boilers, Fans, Furnaces, Heat Pumps, Programmable Thermostats, Battery Charging Systems, Cordless Phones and Monitors, Printers and Scanners
While protecting the environment, energy efficient choices can save families about one-third on their energy bill without sacrificing features, style or comfort by using products that have earned the ENERGY STAR® . A complete list of these products can be found at www.energystar.gov
There is no requirement that qualifying items be new, when purchased, to qualify for the Energy Star Holiday exemption. If a used product does not have the original ENERGY STAR label on it, contact the manufacturer by telephone or website to determine if the item was originally sold as an energy efficient product.
There is no limit on the number of qualifying items that can be purchased during these sales tax holidays. An exemption certificate or other documentation is not required to receive the exemption as the holiday relates to the nature of the product sold.
This may be a good time to update some of kitchen appliances and other qualified items in your home to help spruce it up and to add value.
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