Missouri Offers Tax Free Green Appliances

Missouri is known as the Show-Me State, and in honor of Earth Day this month, it is once again offering a unique program, called the Show-Me Green Sales Tax Holiday.

Started in 2009, the program suspends the state sales tax normally associated with the purchase of Energy Star qualified new appliances between April 19th and April 25th (up to $1500 per appliance). The idea here is to encourage a buying frenzy of energy efficient appliances, decreasing the state’s carbon footprint while benefiting homeowner’s utility costs. Appliances include washers, dryers, water heaters, ovens, ranges, stoves, air conditioners, furnaces, refrigerators and more.

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Local taxing jurisdictions (i.e., counties and cities) may allow the sales tax holiday to apply to its local sales taxes by enacting an ordinance and notifying the Missouri Department of Revenue not less than forty-five calendar days prior to the beginning date of the sales tax holiday.

More information about the Missouri Show-Me Green Sales Tax Holiday program is available online.

Susan DeFreitas has covered all manner of green technology for EarthTechling since 2009. She is a graduate of Prescott College for the Liberal Arts and the Environment, and has a background in marketing green businesses. Her work on green living has been featured in Yes! Magazine, the Utne Reader and Natural Home.