Home Local Maryland Government Announcement Originally published February 15, 2012

Comptroller Franchot To Announce Special Tax Break on Qualifying ENERGY STAR Products

- Comptroller, Others Will Promote Tax-Free Weekend, February 18-20-

WHO: Comptroller Peter Franchot
Patrick Donoho, president, Maryland Retailers Association
Maryland Department of Environment representatives
Maryland Energy Administration representatives
Baltimore Gas and Electric representatives
Local elected officials
Local business representatives

WHAT: Back for the second year, Comptroller Peter Franchot will announce Shop Maryland Energy, a weekend offering a tax break on certain ENERGY STAR products. The Comptroller will promote the weekend and unveil the list of products eligible for the sales tax exemption.

Beginning at 12:01 a.m. on Saturday, February 18 through midnight on Monday, February 20, 2012, qualifying ENERGY STAR products will be exempt from Maryland’s six percent sales tax. A list of exempt and taxable items is available on the Comptroller’s website at

Shop Maryland Energy will occur each year from the Saturday immediately preceding the third Monday in February until the third Monday of February.

WHEN: Thursday, February 16, 2012
10 a.m.

WHERE: Cummins Appliance
1708 Reisterstown Road
Pikesville, MD 21208

CONTACT: Caron A. Brace, 410-212-9414 (cell)