Texas Gardening forum: Memorial Day Weekend Tax Free Goods

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tx_flower_child
May 26, 2017 5:07 PM CST
Memorial Day weekend is going to be a good time to buy needed garden goods. It's also an Energy Star Sales Tax Holiday. Applicable dates are May 27 -29, 2017.

This link pretty much outlines what qualifies.
http://kxan.com/2017/05/24/tak...

A link regarding ENERGY STAR Sales Tax Holiday is interesting in that it points out that there are other charges that affect the sales prices.

'Delivery, shipping, handling, and transportation charges by the seller are part of the item’s sales price. Charges for installing free-standing items are also part of the item’s sales price. If the item you buy is not taxable, then these charges are not taxable.'

https://comptroller.texas.gov/...
Name: Cheryl
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ShadyGreenThumb
May 26, 2017 6:37 PM CST
We got our front-loading washer and dryer on sale, with FREE pedestals, FREE detergent, tax FREE, 0% FREE financing, and FREE delivery at a Home Depot Memorial Day Sale years ago. Best deals EVER!
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tx_flower_child
May 26, 2017 10:46 PM CST
@ShadyGreenThumb - cool! That was quite a score!
I didn't know about this weekend until earlier today when I heard a brief mention of it on the radio. I'd better make a list so I don't go too wild. But I always seem to misplace my lists and it's only money after all.
Name: Cheryl
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ShadyGreenThumb
May 27, 2017 7:37 AM CST
I see this year does not include dryers but includes Air Conditioners. Also some water saving items.
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tx_flower_child
May 27, 2017 9:05 AM CST
Sometimes I have to remind myself when I'm buying small items that I have to spend $100 to save $8. But if I were to make a major purchase, well then that's a whole 'nother ball of wax.

I do have some stuff that I need - hoses, mulch, etc. Maybe I'll end up saving $8.
Name: Cheryl
Texas (Zone 9a)
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ShadyGreenThumb
May 27, 2017 10:21 AM CST
Is this Tax Free sales weekend only in Texas? I know there are some states that don't charge sales tax on clothing every day.
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tx_flower_child
May 27, 2017 10:56 AM CST
No idea. As I said, I only heard about it yesterday. I wish I'd heard sooner so I could call the TX Comptroller's office for some specifics.

No tax on clothes every day??? Heckuva deal!
Name: Cheryl
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ShadyGreenThumb
May 27, 2017 10:46 PM CST
Here you go @tx_flower_child

http://dfw.cbslocal.com/2017/0...

yeah as far as I know NJ, AK, MN, PN....tax free clothing with limitations. Texas has tax free clothing, shoes, certain school supplies in August around the 24th. I use that sale to stock up on undies, sox, hose for work, and other basics.
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tx_flower_child
May 27, 2017 11:16 PM CST
Thanks @ShadyGreenThumb.
The lists don't make a lot of sense to me. The fans, for example. Ceiling fans are ok but not attic fans. (Anyone who has ever had an attic fan aka whole house fan would know how wonderfully efficient they are.) In the meantime, I've been wanting to buy a small portable fan. No mention of those.

Or then there are the lightbulbs. I didn't think that incandescent ones were energy efficient. (Yes, I watched the little video.)

I wish I'd been paying attention and learned about this sooner. There are some items I would have liked to price and also find out about installation prices. Oh, well. Maybe next year.

I did buy some potting soil today but need to buy some other garden supplies. And avoid getting anymore 'pretty flowers' that are sooooo tempting but I don't know where I'd put them.

I do know about the sale in August. And for some reason I seem to always have plenty of advance notice on that one.

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