Saturday Feb 18

Maryland's Tax Free Weekend for Energy Star

Sat, Feb 18 12:01 AM - Mon, Feb 20 11:59 PM

Consumers will get a break from the state's 6 percent sales tax on qualifying Energy Star products from February 18-20, 2017. During Shop Maryland Energy weekend, the following Energy Star products are tax free:

-Air conditioners
-Washers and dryers
-Heat pumps
-Solar water heaters (tax-exempt at all times now)
-Standard size refrigerators
-Programmable thermostats
-Compact fluorescent light bulbs
-Light-emitting diode (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 18, through midnight on Monday, February 20, 2017, qualifying ENERGY STAR products will be exempt from Maryland’s six percent sales tax.

A list of exempt and taxable items is available on the Comptroller’s Web site at, or by calling the Taxpayer Service Section at 410-260-7980 in Central Maryland or toll-free 1-800-MD TAXES from elsewhere.