Save on Select Home Improvement Projects During Water Efficient Products, ENERGY STAR Sales Tax Holidays This Weekend
By Office of Communication
Posted on May 25, 2021, May 25, 2021

Energy Star Sales Tax Holiday

Arlington residents tackling home improvement projects this Memorial Day Weekend will get help from the state’s Water Efficient Products and ENERGY STAR Sales Tax Holiday, which begins Saturday, May 29 and runs through Monday, May 31.

The yearly tax-free weekend for the energy and water efficient products applies to in-person, online, telephone and mail order purchases. There is no limit on purchases and no tax-free certificate is needed.

During the holiday period, products with a WaterSense label or logo can be purchased for either personal or business purposes. In addition, the following items will be tax free if they are purchased for residential use:

• a soaker or drip-irrigation hose;
• a moisture control for a sprinkler or irrigation system;
• mulch;
• a rain barrel or an alternative rain and moisture collection system;
• a permeable ground cover surface that allows water to reach underground basins, aquifers or water collection points;
• plants, trees and grasses;
• water-saving surfactants;
• soil and compost.

For more information on water efficient products that qualify for the tax-free weekend, visit the Texas Comptroller website at

According to the Texas Comptroller, the following Energy Star-labeled items can be purchased, rented, or leased tax free as part of the event:

• air conditioners (with a sales price of $6,000 or less);
• refrigerators (with a sales price of $2,000 or less);
• ceiling fans;
• incandescent and fluorescent light bulbs;
• clothes washers;
• dishwashers;
• dehumidifiers.

For more information on Energy Star products that qualify for the tax-free weekend, visit

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