Energy Star appliances free of sales taxes this weekend

POSTED: 5:58 PM Oct 31 2013   UPDATED: 8:00 AM Nov 01 2013
EASTERN CAROLINA -

Energy Star-labeled appliances will be exempt from sales tax this weekend, beginning Friday.

According to the N.C. Department of Revenue, the following Energy Star items will be exempt from sales or use tax (unless the items are rented or sold for use in a trade or business):

An Energy Star-qualified item is "a product that meets the energy efficient guidelines set by the United States Environmental Protection Agency and the United States Department of Energy and is authorized to carry the Energy Star label," according to the N.C. Department of Revenue.