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Viewpoint: Another chance to save the tax

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There's another sales tax break slated for this weekend. October 1st through 4th, both local and state sales taxes will not be charged for Energy and Water Efficient products.

If you are in the market for air conditioners, clothes washers, dishwashers, refrigerators, dehumidifiers, doors, windows or even fluorescent light bulbs, this is your chance to save, not paying sales tax. 7 percent sales tax on a one thousand dollar product means $70 in your pocket.

We know many of you have been hesitate to spend money in these tough economic times, but remember, in addition to the sales tax savings, you save money on your power or water bills by buying the "Energy Star" efficient products.

There are a few limitations on the items that qualify and the purchase price must not exceed $1,500. We view this as a good program to help buyers and the local economy. We applaud the state government for providing this tax relief.