Sales Tax Holiday for Energy-Efficient Appliances (South Carolina)
Last modified on February 12, 2015.
Financial Incentive Program
|Name||Sales Tax Holiday for Energy-Efficient Appliances|
|Incentive Type||Sales Tax Incentive|
|Eligible Technologies||Clothes Washers, Dishwasher, Refrigerators, Dehumidifiers, Ceiling Fan, Water Heaters, Lighting, Programmable Thermostats, Windows, Doors|
|Energy Category||Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs|
|Amount||100% sales tax exemption|
|Equipment Requirements||Gas, oil, or propane water heaters must have an energy factor of 0.80 or greater; Electric water heaters must have an energy factor of 2.0 or greater|
|Program Administrator||South Carolina Energy Office|
|Date added to DSIRE||2008-07-10|
|Last DSIRE Review||2009-04-08|
Beginning in 2009, South Carolina offers a month-long sales tax exemption on energy efficient products of $2,500 or less per product, purchased for non-commercial home or personal use. This exemption -- a 100% exemption from the state sales tax -- applies to sales occurring during the month of October and every subsequent October until 2019.
This incentive is available for any dishwasher, clothes washer, air conditioner, ceiling fan, fluorescent light bulb, dehumidifier, programmable thermostat, refrigerator, door, or window, the energy efficiency of which has been designated by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy as meeting or exceeding the agencies' energy-saving efficiency requirements.
Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)
|Authority 1:||S.B. 1143|
|Contact Name||Public Information|
|Department||South Carolina Energy Office|
|Address||1200 Senate Street|
|Address 2||408 Wade Hampton Building|
|Place||Columbia, South Carolina|
|Phone 2||(800) 851-8899|
- Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.