The Maryland Comptroller’s office is reminding consumers of the annual Shop Maryland Energy weekend event. For 2020, this special sales tax holiday will be from Saturday, February 15 through Monday, February 17.
During these three days, consumers will not have to pay the 6% state sales tax on qualifying ENERGY STAR® products, including standard size refrigerators, furnaces, air conditioners, washers, dryers, dehumidifiers, programmable thermostats, and compact fluorescent or LED light bulbs. Notable items that are not qualified (even if they otherwise meet the ENERGY STAR® guidelines) include wine or dorm-sized refrigerators, microwaves, dishwashers, stoves, and building materials.
Consumers who make qualifying online or catalog purchases during this time will also be exempt from Maryland sales tax, provided that the sale is considered to be completed during the tax-free weekend. The Comptroller has posted more information on its Shop Maryland Energy webpage, including additional qualifying products not listed above.