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EnergyStar Appliance, photo courtesy of New York State Department of Environmental Conservation

Shop Maryland Energy Tax Free Weekend

The Comptroller of Maryland has deemed February 17-19, 2018 as Shop Maryland Energy Weekend! Montgomery County residents get a break from the state’s 6% sales tax on qualifying ENERGY STAR products over the Presidents’ Day Weekend.   Download the 2018 Tax Free Weekend Flyer  

What Items are Tax Free?

During the 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
  • And More!!
Items not included in the Tax Free Weekend are: wine and dorm-sized refrigerators, microwaves, dishwashers, stoves, windows, doors and other building materials.   EnergyStar Appliance, photo courtesy of New York State Department of Environmental Conservation   A full list of exempt and taxable items is available on the Comptroller’s web site, or call the Taxpayer Service Section at 410-260-7980 in Central Maryland or toll-free 1-800-MD TAXES from elsewhere.  

Special Shop Maryland Energy Events

During Shop Maryland Energy weekend, DEP’s Residential Energy Program and County partners will be at local stores making sure you have applications for the EmPOWER Appliance Rebates available from all utility suppliers: BGE, Pepco, and Potomac Edison.

Home Depot  Saturday, February 17 from 8:00am – 12:00 pm 15740 Shady Grove Road | Gaithersburg

Appliances a Better Way (ABW)   Saturday, February 17 from 3:00 – 5:00 pm 5214 Nicholson Lane | Rockville

Appliances a Better Way (ABW)   Monday, February 19 from 1:00 – 3:00 pm 8951 Brookville Road | Silver Spring

Home Depot   Monday, February 19 from 8:00am – 12:00 pm 2300 Broadbirch Drive | Silver Spring

Can’t shop this year? Plan for 2019: Future Shop Maryland Energy Weekends will be the Saturday immediately preceding the third Monday in February until the third Monday of February (in perpetuity).
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