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

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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.

This year, it 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

2021 Tax Free Weekend
February 13 – 15, 2021

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.

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 13-15, 2021. 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. 2021_Rack_Card_Front_and_Back

From 12:01 a.m. on Saturday, Saturday, February 13, through midnight on Monday February 15, 2021, qualifying ENERGY STAR products will be exempt from Maryland’s 6 percent sales tax. For additional information, please see the Comptroller’s Frequently Asked Questions.

More information on Shop Maryland Energy


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  4. Kaymie Owen says:

    Please add Maryland Energy Administration (MEA) to your resource list. For more information about MEA, visit and follow us on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn for energy saving information.

    1. Larissa Johnson says:

      Thank you Kaymie – Maryland Energy Administration is the second listed above. Thank you!

  5. mary gillespie says:

    I need to get my rebate for my washer and dryer I purchased in February 2021. We ordered online and had to pay the tax
    Please let me know how I can retain my rebate

    1. Larissa Johnson says:

      Mary, I emailed you. For all others who may have this same question, please email: and we will respond in a timely fashion.

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