Sales Tax Exemption for Energy-Efficient Products (Sales Tax Holiday)

February 16, 2017


In the past few years, the Georgia legislature has traditionally allowed an annual state and local sales tax exemption on Energy Star products of $1,500 or less per product, purchased for non-commercial home or personal use.  For 2015, the designated period was October 2nd through October 4th. Check the Georgia Environmental Finance Authority website for future dates.

This incentive is available for dishwashers, clothes washers, air conditioners, ceiling fans, compact fluorescent light bulbs, dehumidifiers, programmable thermostats, refrigerators, doors and windows that meet federal Energy Star standards.The state and local sales tax exemption will not apply to ENERGY STAR or WaterSense products purchased for trade, business or resale.

Note: Certain EPA "Watersense" products may also qualify.

Program Overview

Implementing Sector: State
Category: Financial Incentive
State: Georgia
Incentive Type: Sales Tax Incentive
Web Site:
Start Date:
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
  • Clothes Washers
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerators/Freezers
  • Dehumidifiers
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Lighting
  • Air conditioners
  • Programmable Thermostats
  • Windows
  • Doors
Incentive Amount: 100% exemption from state sales and use tax
Equipment Requirements: Must meet federal Energy Star efficiency requirements


Name: O.C.G.A. § 48-8-3


Organization: Georgia Environmental Finance Authority
Address: 233 Peachtree Street, NE
Atlanta GA 30303
Phone: (404) 656-0938

This information is sourced from DSIRE; the most comprehensive source of information on incentives and policies that support renewables and energy efficiency in the United States. Established in 1995, DSIRE is operated by the N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center at N.C. State University.