Sales Tax Holiday for Energy-Efficient Appliances (South Carolina)

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Financial Incentive Program

Place South Carolina

Name Sales Tax Holiday for Energy-Efficient Appliances
Incentive Type Sales Tax Incentive
Applicable Sector Residential
Eligible Technologies Clothes Washers, Dishwasher, Refrigerators, Dehumidifiers, Ceiling Fan, Water Heaters, Lighting, Programmable Thermostats, Windows, Doors
Active Incentive No
Implementing Sector State/Territory
Energy Category Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs
Amount 100% sales tax exemption

Equipment Requirements Gas, oil, or propane water heaters must have an energy factor of 0.80 or greater; Electric water heaters must have an energy factor of 2.0 or greater
Start Date 2009-07-01

Program Administrator South Carolina Energy Office

References DSIRE[1]


Beginning in 2009, South Carolina offers a month-long sales tax exemption on energy efficient products of $2,500 or less per product, purchased for non-commercial home or personal use. This exemption -- a 100% exemption from the state sales tax -- applies to sales occurring during the month of October and every subsequent October until 2019.

This incentive is available for any dishwasher, clothes washer, air conditioner, ceiling fan, fluorescent light bulb, dehumidifier, programmable thermostat, refrigerator, door, or window, the energy efficiency of which has been designated by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy as meeting or exceeding the agencies' energy-saving efficiency requirements.

Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)

Authority 1: S.B. 1143
Date Effective 2009-07-01
Date Enacted 2008-06-25

Incentive Contact

Contact Name Public Information
Department South Carolina Energy Office
Address 1200 Senate Street
Address 2 408 Wade Hampton Building
Place Columbia, South Carolina
Zip/Postal Code 29201
Phone (803) 737-8030
Phone 2 (800) 851-8899


  • Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1  "Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency (DSIRE)"