You can buy certain water-efficient and water-conserving products tax free during the Water-Efficient Products Sales Tax Holiday. There is no limit on the number of qualifying items you can buy. If you are a contractor, landscaper or other service provider, see the link at the bottom of the page for specific information.
The 2018 holiday begins Saturday, May 26, and goes through Monday, May 28 (Memorial Day).
You can also buy certain water-conserving products tax free during the holiday period.
Unlike WaterSense-labeled items, these items are only exempt when you buy them for use at your residential property.
You can buy items tax free during the holiday that are used or planted for:
Examples of items that qualify for the exemption include:
Examples of items that do not qualify for the exemption include:
*Certain air conditioners and ceiling fans can be bought tax free as part of the Energy Star Sales Tax Holiday during Memorial Day weekend.
Contractors, landscapers and other service providers can buy WaterSense products tax free to keep in inventory. An exemption or resale certificate is not required.
Contractors, landscapers and other service providers can sell WaterSense products tax free under a separated contract during the holiday period. This exemption applies to residential and business customers.
Since the exemption does not apply to water-conserving products used for business, lump-sum contractors cannot buy water-conserving products tax free to keep in inventory until ready for use in new or existing residential property or in new commercial property. You must continue to pay tax on these items.
Service providers repairing and remodeling commercial property, and all separated contractors, must give a resale certificate to the seller for water-conserving products bought during the holiday period.
Separated contractors can sell water-conserving products tax free only to individual customers for their residences during the holiday period. Sales to businesses are taxable.
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