Sales Tax Holiday for Energy-Efficient Appliances (Vermont)

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Financial Incentive Program

Place Vermont

Name Sales Tax Holiday for Energy-Efficient Appliances
Incentive Type Sales Tax Incentive
Applicable Sector Residential
Eligible Technologies Clothes Washers, Dishwasher, Refrigerators, Dehumidifiers, Battery Chargers, Room Air Cleaners, Room Air Conditioners, Water Coolers
Active Incentive No
Implementing Sector State/Territory
Energy Category Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs
Amount 100% exemption from state sales tax and local option sales tax

Equipment Requirements Must meet federal Energy Star criteria
Start Date 2008-06-06

Program Administrator Vermont Department of Taxes

References DSIRE[1]


Vermont enacted legislation in June 2008 (H.B. 888) that established a week-long "sales tax holiday" for certain appliances that meet federal Energy Star criteria. As a result, Energy Star appliances that cost less than $2,000 and are purchased for personal use are exempt from the Vermont sales tax and local option sales tax. (Businesses and business entities are not eligible.) The "sales tax holiday" applies to the following types of appliances purchased from July 12, 2008, through July 18, 2008:

  • Battery Chargers
  • Clothes Washers (clothes dryers are not eligible)
  • Dehumidifiers
  • Dishwashers
  • Refrigerators and Freezers
  • Room Air Cleaners
  • Room Air Conditioners
  • Water Coolers

There is no limit on the number of qualifying appliances that may be purchased, and used items may qualify. Energy Star Products that are not appliances, such as home electronics, Home envelope (e.g., insulation, windows and doors), office equipment, and lighting products are not eligible.

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

Authority 1 H.B. 888
Date Effective 2008-06-06
Date Enacted 2008-06-06

Incentive Contact

Contact Name Taxpayer Services - VT Dept. of Taxation
Department Vermont Department of Taxes
Address 133 State Street
Place Montpelier, Vermont
Zip/Postal Code 05633
Phone (802) 828-2551
Phone 2 (802) 828-5787

  • 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)"