Maryland’s Tax Free Weekend for Certain Energy Star Products

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Consumers will get a break from the state’s six percent sales tax on qualifying Energy Star products from February 14-16.

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

From 12:01 a.m. on Saturday, February 14, through midnight on Monday, February 16 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.


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