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Tax holiday ends on energy efficient appliances

By Wainwright Jeffers - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - It was the last day to save, on energy efficient appliances and products in Georgia.

During the holiday customers did not have to pay local or state sales taxes on the purchase of Energy Star-qualified or WaterSense-labeled products that cost under 15-hundred dollars.

Light bulbs and insulation were also tax free.

Stores managers and customers praised the tax free deals.

"We always see a rise around this time when the government runs something like this so as a retailer it does help some," said Jay Saville, Shopper.

"We knew it was sales tax free for energy star appliances, it helped and make sure we came out and got it this weekend rather than putting it off," said Jason Warren, The Home Depot Asst. Manager.

Energy Star designated products meet strict energy efficiency criteria set by the government.

Most of them use 30 percent less energy than conventional models. The sales tax holiday began Thursday.

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