We are well-prepared to respond to every question to help educate our customers on the advantages of purchasing Energy Star appliances.
Springfield, Missouri (PRWEB) April 16, 2013
The annual Show-Me Green Sales Tax Holiday is a seven day sales period on Energy Star appliances starting on April 19th and ending on April 25, 2013. Qualifying purchases made during this period will be exempt from state sales tax, which will save customers a minimum of 4.225% on their purchase. According to the Missouri Department of Revenue, eligible Energy Star appliances include clothes washers, air-conditioners, refrigerators, freezers and dishwashers.
Government statistics report appliances account for about 17% of a household’s energy consumption with refrigerators, clothes washers and dryers at the top of the consumption list. The average American family washes 400 loads of laundry each year and can cut energy costs by a third and water costs by more than half just by purchasing an Energy Star washing machine.
Many leading brands of appliances offer products with even greater savings. One front load washing machine uses as little of 11.5 gallons of water per load and exceeds the federal energy standards by more than 160%. This washer can save the consumer almost 13,000 gallons of water per year and as much as $3,300 in lifetime energy costs.
Replacing a refrigerator from the 1980s would save over $100 per year on an average utility bill. A dishwasher made prior to 1994 wastes more than ten gallons of water per cycle, which is enough water to wash three loads of laundry per week.
Metro Appliances & More will offer additional savings to encourage customers to take advantage of this money saving opportunity. "Manufacturers have really responded to the energy efficiency challenge and they have done a great job of providing training to our staff. We are well-prepared to respond to every question to help educate our customers on the advantages of purchasing Energy Star appliances." said Judy Bilyeu, Corporate Marketing Director. "The sales tax exemption only applies to the first $1,500 on each appliance." she added.
"If the appliance costs more than $1,500, the regular sales tax rate is in effect for the balance.
The state sales tax holiday was originally established in legislation passed by the General Assembly in 2008 and was sponsored by Rep. Shane Schoeller. To learn more about the Show-Me Green Sales Tax Holiday, visit http://dor.mo.gov/tax/business/sales/taxholiday/green