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Incentives/Policies for Energy Efficiency

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Sales Tax Exemption for Energy-Efficient Products (Sales Tax Holiday)   

Last DSIRE Review: 07/26/2012
Program Overview:
State: Virginia
Incentive Type: Sales Tax Incentive
Eligible Efficiency Technologies: Clothes Washers, Dishwasher, Refrigerators, Dehumidifiers, Ceiling Fan, Lighting, Central Air conditioners, Programmable Thermostats
Applicable Sectors: Residential
Amount:100% exemption from state sales and use tax
Equipment Requirements:Must meet federal Energy Star efficiency requirements
Start Date:3/23/2007
Expiration Date:7/1/2017
Web Site: http://www.tax.virginia.gov/site.cfm?alias=EnergyStarQualifiedPro...
Authority 1:
Date Enacted:
Date Effective:
Expiration Date:
Va. Code ยง 58.1-609.1
3/23/2007
3/23/2007
7/1/2012
Summary:

Virginia allows a four-day sales tax exemption on Energy Star products of $2,500 or less per product, purchased for non-commercial home or personal use. Beginning in 2007, the 100% exemption from the state sales and use tax applies to sales occurring during the four-day period that commencing annually on the Friday before the second Monday in October and ends at midnight on the second Monday in October.

This incentive is available for dishwashers, clothes washers, air conditioners, ceiling fans, compact fluorescent light bulbs, dehumidifiers, programmable thermostats or refrigerators that meet federal Energy Star standards.

Note: Certain EPA "Watersense" products may also qualify.


 
Contact:
  Taxpayer Assistance - Virginia
Virginia Department of Taxation
PO Box 1880
Richmond, VA 23218-1880
Phone: (804) 367-8031
E-Mail: tax-busqtns@state.va.us
Web Site: http://www.tax.virginia.gov/
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