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Georgians can get tax-free appliances this week

By Len Kiese - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - If you're looking to replace that old washer or refrigerator, this week may be the best time to do it. You'll save some money.

Starting Thursday, certain energy and water-efficient products can be purchased without state and local sales tax. That includes everything from clothes washers and dishwashers to refrigerators and air conditioners.

The goal of Georgia's annual sales tax holiday is to give people a break on purchases, promote environmentally friendly products and give retailers a sales boost. Knight's Appliances in Albany is ready for the holiday kickoff.

"It generates a lot of business for us because people are out taking advantage of not having to pay sales tax. They get a good deal and it also generates business for us and the way the economy is, that's a good deal for us as well," said Chuck Knight.

Items have to be $1,500 or less to be eligible.  Eligible energy-efficient products are air conditioners, ceiling fans, fluorescent light bulbs, clothes washers, dishwashers, windows, refrigerators, programmable thermostats, dehumidifiers and doors.

Eligible water-efficient items are bathroom sink faucets or aerators, high-efficiency toilets and flushing urinals. The holiday starts Thursday and ends Sunday.

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