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Tax holiday this weekend for some household appliances

By David Kaplan, dkaplan@wdbj7.com
Published On: Oct 11 2013 03:56:45 PM EDT
Updated On: Oct 11 2013 05:39:20 PM EDT

Business owners say they always see a bump in foot traffic for this weekend, but still wish the state would do more to market it.

VINTON, Va. -

If it's a household appliance that uses water, you can get it tax-free this weekend.

Today through Monday is a tax-free weekend for Energy Star appliances under $2,500.

Business owners say they always see a bump in foot traffic for this weekend, but still wish the state would do more to market it.

"I wish that it would be the Energy star week and then give out something online, maybe something in the mailer. It is a great thing to have, the tax-free weekend," said Paul St. Clair of the Vinton Appliance Center.

The item can also be affixed with a WaterSense label.

Here are the Energy Star appliances that qualify: Air Conditioners, Ceiling Fans, Dehumidifiers, Washing Machines, Washers, Dishwashers, Compact Fluorescent Bulbs, Refrigerators

Here are the WaterSense appliances that qualify: Bathroom Sink Faucets, Faucet Accessories, Showerheads, Toilets, Urinals and Landscape Irrigation Controllers