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Comptroller Visits Baltimore County Store to Promote Upcoming Tax Holiday

The tax break on Energy Star products runs for approximately three days in mid-February.

From left, Maryland Department of Energy Deputy Secretary David Costello, Baltimore County Councilwoman Vicki Almond, Comptroller Peter Franchot, Howard Cummins and Chris Walls of Baltimore Gas and Electric. (Credit: Office of the Comptroller)
From left, Maryland Department of Energy Deputy Secretary David Costello, Baltimore County Councilwoman Vicki Almond, Comptroller Peter Franchot, Howard Cummins and Chris Walls of Baltimore Gas and Electric. (Credit: Office of the Comptroller)

Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot paid a visit to Cummins Appliance in Pikesville on Monday to spread the word about an upcoming tax holiday.

Marylanders can purchase certain Energy Star products with no sales tax on Feb. 15, 16 and 17, according to Franchot, who calls the event "Shop Maryland Energy." The annual sale on energy-efficient products is now in its fifth year.

The following qualifying Energy Star items will be free of tales sax during Shop Maryland:

  • Air conditioners
  • Washers and dryers
  • Furnaces
  • Heat pumps
  • Standard-size refrigerators
  • Compact fluorescent light bulbs
  • Dehumidifiers
  • Programmable thermostats


“Shop Maryland Energy allows consumers who purchase Energy Star qualified appliances to not only save money on the initial purchase, but to conserve energy, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and reduce future energy expenses, all while simultaneously benefiting Maryland retailers with an increase in sales,” Franchot said in a prepared statement.
Honeygo Hal February 04, 2014 at 09:02 AM
Wow! Can you believe there was a public event in Baltimore County with government officials and we didn't see Kamenetz in the picture? He's slipping.

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