Fulton Sears, Sutherlands to participate in state’s green tax holiday

In honor of Earth Day, all Energy Star-rated appliances are subject to a state tax-free holiday, starting Thursday at Sears Hometown Store, 540 Commons Drive.

In honor of Earth Day, all Energy Star-rated appliances are subject to a state tax-free holiday, starting Thursday at Sears Hometown Store, 540 Commons Drive. Photo by Dean Asher.

With Earth Day coming up Sunday, the state once again is hosting its Show Me Green Sales Tax Holiday starting at 12:01 a.m. on Thursday and ending at midnight on April 25.

The holiday — designed to encourage more Missouri residents to “go green” — exempts all retail sales of qualifying energy star-certified new appliances from state sales tax, up to $1,500 per appliance.

As a further incentive, both Fulton businesses affected by the holiday — the Fulton Sears Hometown Store and Sutherlands Lumber — also will be featuring sales on some of the appliances covered by the sales tax break.

“Sears is going to have a sale that weekend ... up to 20 percent off all Kenmore appliances, plus 15 percent off appliances over $499 with your Sears card,” said Fulton Hometown Store owner Rick Shiverdecker. “(The sales tax holiday) typically has been really good for sales on a lot of our appliances.”

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