Tax-Free Presidents Day Weekend Returns

Homeowners thinking about upgrading an appliance, replacing a water heater, or even changing a light bulb, can do so tax free on Presidents Day weekend.

From Feb. 16-18, purchases of the following energy-efficient Energy Star products are free from Maryland’s 6 percent sales tax:
• Air conditioners.
• Washers and dryers.
• Furnaces.
• Heat pumps.
• Boilers.
• Solar water heaters (tax exempt at all times).
• Standard-size refrigerators.
• Dehumidifiers.
• Programmable thermostats.
• Compact fluorescent light bulbs.

Learn more about Energy Star products at www.energystar.gov.

Learn more about the tax-free weekend by visiting www.marylandtaxes.com and searching “Shop Maryland Energy.”

In addition, Pepco offers customers rebates on Energy Star appliances. Learn more at http://homeenergysavings.pepco.com/appliance-rebate-program.

Washington Gas also offers residential and commercial rebates, including, for residential customers, rebates on furnaces, gas clothes dryers and standard or tankless water heaters. Learn more at http://washingtongas.com/rebates. Energy assistance may be available for customers having trouble paying their utility bills. Visit bit.ly/utilityassistance.

Find more energy-saving tips at www.washingtongas.com/safety-education/
education/winter-preparedness.