Don’t Pay Sales Tax this President’s Day Weekend

January 20, 2020
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This year ENERGY STAR(C) Tax Free Weekend coincides with Valentine’s Day which means that you can treat your loved one to brand new appliances without paying sales tax!

Energy Star Tax Free Weekend

2020 Tax Free Weekend
February 15 – 17, 2020 

ENERGY STAR Tax Free Weekend is a statewide sales tax holiday that highlights the importance of energy efficient appliances to the environment and residents’ pocketbooks. Every President’s Day weekend, shoppers across Montgomery County can participate in the state’s Shop Maryland Energy Tax Free Weekend which gives residents a break on the six percent sales tax for qualifying ENERGY STAR products.

Promotional Events

In an effort to support the ENERGY STAR Tax Free Weekend, Pepco will be out in Montgomery County at the following locations:

  • Saturday, February 15, 9 am – 12 noon: Home Depot (15740 Shady Grove Rd, Gaithersburg, MD 20877)
  • Saturday, February 15, 1 – 4 pm: Lowe’s (40 Market St, Gaithersburg, MD 20878)
  • Monday, February 17, 1 – 4 pm: Home Depot (14000 Georgia Ave, Aspen Hill, MD 20906)

Looking for Rebates?  

When you are looking for your appliances, check out the Instant Rebates available from your utility company:

ENERGY STAR also features a Rebate Finder on their website. This tool allows you to find rebates and special offers near you on ENERGY STAR certified products.

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Maryland’s Tax Free Weekend for Certain ENERGY STAR Products

Consumers will get a break from the state’s 6 percent sales tax on qualifying ENERGY STAR products from February 15-17, 2020. During Shop Maryland Energy weekend, the following ENERGY STAR products are tax free:

  • Air conditioners
  • Washers and dryers
  • Furnaces
  • Heat pumps
  • Boilers
  • Solar water heaters (tax-exempt at all times now)
  • Standard size refrigerators
  • Dehumidifiers
  • Programmable thermostats
  • LED light bulbs

Shop Maryland Energy weekend will occur in perpetuity (or until legislative amendment) from the Saturday immediately preceding the third Monday in February until the third Monday of February. Additionally, a tax free week on clothing and footwear priced $100 or less will occur every year during the second week of August.

From 12:01 a.m. on Saturday, February 15, through midnight on Monday, February 17, 2020, qualifying ENERGY STAR products will be exempt from Maryland’s 6 percent sales tax.


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