Missouri Offers Tax Holiday for Energy Star Appliances
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Again with the Earth Day Deals! If you live in Missouri, the week of Earth Day is a perfect time to buy an Energy Star appliance. The state is waving sales tax for major appliances from April 19-25, 2009. Read on for details about the deal. From St. Louis Today:
From April 19-25, the state is waving its 4.225 percent sales tax on washing machines, refrigerators, freezers, dishwashers, water heaters, furnaces and air conditioners if the new appliance is Energy Star-certified. Nine counties and just over 50 cities also are waving their sales taxes for the week.
The Show-Me Green Sales Tax Holiday last year was included in larger energy bill designed to increase energy efficiency.
For people already in the market for a new Energy Star appliance, this is a nice little discount. But in real celebration of Earth Day, we have to point out that making what you have work better is equally as admirable as going the Energy Star route on something new. And, if you're going to take the opportunity to buy something new, be sure to recycle the old appliance!
Here are resources on greening your appliances
How to Go Green: Dishwashers
Man Retrofits Freezer to Make an Ultra-Efficient Fridge
Insulate Your Fridge with Shag Carpet
Do the Math, See if it's Time for a New Refrigerator