Energy Efficient Tax Holiday

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While not as glamorous as, say, a real holiday, there’s nothing quite as fiscally responsible as a tax holiday! This weekend, Georgians buying energy and water efficient products can take advantage of- wait for it- you guessed it- tax exemptions from both state and local sales taxes!

The Rules
Exemptions apply to sales occurring October 1 – 4, 2009.
Exemptions are limited to products with a purchase price of $1,500 or less that have been designated as meeting requirements of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Department of Energy “Energy Star” programs.

It’s a pretty sweet deal, and unlike “”cash for clunkers””, you don’t have to turn in your old stuff to take advantage of the new.

Before you check out the list of exempted products, I urge you to celebrate this moment- this glorious tax-errific occurrence- by clicking on the video below. You’ll instantly recognize it as Lindsey Buckingham’s pop classic “”Holiday Road””. It is my unofficial tax holiday anthem.

Tax Exempt Energy/Water Efficient Items

– air conditioners
– fluorescent light bulbs
– dishwashers
– refrigerators
– dehumidifiers
– ceiling fans
– clothes washers
– windows (excluding skylights)
– programmable thermostats
– doors
– bathroom sink faucets or aerators
– high-efficiency toilets and flushing urinals

Source: Georgia Department of Revenue

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Jon Effron is widely regarded as one of the leading Realtors in Atlanta, working with both buyers and sellers throughout the metro area to maximize their real estate investments. In 2014, Jon was the #1 individual agent at Keller Williams Intown, one of the largest brokerages in Intown Atlanta. Prior to becoming a Realtor, Jon was the Vice President of Development at Tujay Group, an Atlanta real estate development firm. His career pre-real estate included stints at, eGroups (now Yahoo! Groups) and Elite Traveler magazine, where he served as the Vice President of Marketing.