Georgia Sales Tax Holiday
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October 4-6, 2013
October is once again a great time to commit to saving water. ¬† ¬† For a second year in a row, Georgia is offering a Sales Tax Holiday for water saving products. ¬† WaterSense labeled products purchased October 4-6 will be exempt from state and local sales taxes.
WaterSense labeled toilets, showerheads, faucets, irrigation controllers and other products use at least 20 percent less water, and perform as well as or better than conventional models. ¬† Independent, third parties certify that WaterSense-labeled products meet U.S. E.P.A. criteria for water efficiency. ¬†
Replacing a standard showerhead with a WaterSense labeled one can save thousands of gallons of water a year. ¬† Replacing an old toilet with a water-efficient one will save more than two gallons a flush. Besides saving money on the sales tax, residents who purchase a WaterSense labeled toilet may qualify for a rebate. Details about which utilities offer rebates, either directly or through the Metro Water District are available on the District's website.
The sales tax holiday on WaterSense-labeled products will start Friday, October 4 at 12:01 a.m. and will continue through the weekend until 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, October 6. ¬† WaterSense labeled products with a sales price of $1,500 or less purchased for noncommercial home or personal use during the sales tax holiday will be Georgia state and local sales tax-free.
Frequently Asked Questions
To search for WaterSense labeled products visit the EPA's website. ¬†
Visit Fulton County Water Resources for other strategies for reducing water use. ¬† ¬†
For more information on water conservation please contact:
Direct: (404) 612-8745
Main: (404) 612-7400