Tax-free Energy Star appliance weekend returns Nov. 1-3
North Carolina customers can again save money on select Energy Star-rated appliances through the state's sales tax holiday Nov. 1-3.
The tax-free weekends will not be held in future years due to a new state law enacted in July.
During the holiday, certain Energy Star products are exempt from sales and use taxes.
Qualifying products are marked with a blue Energy Star label, which designates them as more energy efficient than standard appliances.
Qualifying products include washing machines, freezers, refrigerators, central air conditioners, room air conditioners, air-source heat pumps, ceiling fans, dehumidifiers and programmable thermostats. There is no price floor or ceiling the items must meet to qualify.
A qualifying item is eligible for the tax exemption only if the customer pays for it during the holiday period and the retailer takes action to fill the order for immediate delivery. Deliveries delayed because of a backlog or because the item is on backorder are still eligible for the exemption.
If the customer requests a delayed shipment, the order is not considered "for immediate delivery," and the product is not exempt from sales tax.
Items purchased for use in a trade or business are not covered by the tax exemption.