Last Day Reminder: Maryland Residents get Tax Free Weekend for Certain Energy Star Products

Shop Maryland Energy STAR weekend, 6% off

Consumers will get a break from the state’s 6% sales tax on qualifying Energy Star products from February 17-19, 2018. During Shop Maryland Energy weekend, the following Energy Star products are tax free:


  • Air conditioners
  • Clothes washers and dryers
  • Furnaces
  • Heat pumps
  • Boilers
  • Solar water heaters (tax-exempt at all times now)
  • Standard size refrigerators
  • Dehumidifiers
  • Programmable thermostats
  • Compact fluorescent light bulbs

Over President’s Day weekend from Saturday morning, February 17, through midnight on Monday, February 19, 2018, qualifying ENERGY STAR products will be exempt from Maryland’s six percent sales tax.  A list of exempt and taxable items is available on the Comptroller’s Web site at, or by calling the Taxpayer Service Section at 410-260-7980 in Central Maryland or toll-free 1-800-MD TAXES from elsewhere. Check now to see if you can save! 

Shop Maryland Energy weekend will occur in perpetuity (or until legislative amendment) from the Saturday immediately preceding the third Monday in February until the third Monday of February. Additionally, a tax free week on clothing and footwear priced $100 or less will occur every year during the second week of August.

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