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GEORGIA – pool pumps not included in Energy Star Tax Holiday

 

Issue: HB 919 – Energy Star Tax Holiday

 

Affects:  Those who manufacturer, sell and install pool pumps.

 

Send comments to:  Jennifer Hatfield, jhatfield@apsp.org

 

Bill Summary: This measure creates an exemption from sales and use taxes on the purchase of Energy Star Qualified Products or WaterSense Products with a sales price of $1,500.00 or less per product purchased for noncommercial home or personal use. The exemption shall apply only to sales occurring during the period commencing at 12:01 A.M. on October 5, 2018, and concluding at 12:00 Midnight on October 7, 2018.

 

This measure defines "Energy Star Qualified Product" as any dishwasher, clothes washer, air conditioner, ceiling fan, fluorescent light bulb, dehumidifier, programmable thermostat, refrigerator, door, or window that meets the energy efficient guidelines set by the United States Environmental Protection Agency and the United States Department of Energy and is authorized to carry the Energy Star label.  The measure does not include Energy Star pool pumps; therefore, they would not be included in the tax holiday as the bill is currently drafted.

 

This measure defines "WaterSense Product" means a product authorized to bear the United States Environmental Protection Agency WaterSense label.

 

Status:  On February 20 the House Ways and Means Sales Tax Subcommittee heard the bill, no votes were taken nor amendments reported.  The measure awaits further consideration before the committee.

 

Proposed legislation:

http://www.legis.ga.gov/Legislation/20172018/173276.pdf