Atlanta’s “Green” Tax-Free Weekend

Want to lower your bills, conserve water and energy, and save money? Here’s your chance!

From Thursday, October 9th to Sunday, October 12th, Metro Atlanta stores will sell products with the WaterSense label and Energy Star label without adding sales tax.

Products that carry the WaterSense designation include low-flow toilets. These toilets only use 1.28 gallons of water per flush. This is several times less than the amount of water used by standard toilets. In addition to not paying sales tax, homeowners who purchase these toilets also qualify for a $100 rebate. The rebate is offered by the Metropolitan North Georgia Water Planning District and Cobb and Dekalb counties. After the rebate and tax break, some toilets will cost as little as $50. Other tax-free items that carry the WaterSense Label are certain showerheads and bathroom faucets.

Energy Star products are also included in this tax-free weekend. Such items include compact light bulbs, washers, dryers, dishwashers, and refrigerators.

This is Georgia’s first tax exempt weekend involving “eco-friendly” products. It is the result of new legislation geared toward expediting new water supply reservoirs. No doubt, Georgia’s 100-year drought has lit a fire under its leaders.

More info on WaterSense Designation and Energy Star

Sources:Atlanta Journal Constitution

One Response to “Atlanta’s “Green” Tax-Free Weekend”

  1. It’s exciting to see how state and federal government is stepping in to help our environment. The water shortages in Georgia have finally sparked action. This tax free weekend is a great way to steer the everyday consumer towards “green” products. On my own blog,, I discuss and promote the market’s new eco-friendly products.

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