ATLANTA, Georgia — Using tax incentives to persuade conservation, the state of Georgia is having a sales tax holiday this weekend on water efficient toilets and energy saving appliances. The holiday applies to all ENERGY STAR compliant devices and water saving toilets under $1500. In metro Atalanta, the deal is sweetened by a $100 discount on all low-flush models.
This brings the cost of the cheapest toilets down to $50, according to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. The metro Atlanta area has been suffering water shortages for the last year, and the government hopes that the tax break will encourage water savings. The tax incentives last till Sunday.
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Source : The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
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