May 31, 2018


Individuals Can Purchase Qualifying Items Sales-Tax Free


AUSTIN - Representative Ryan Guillen (D- Rural South Texas) encouraged Texans to take advantage of the upcoming Energy Star Sales Tax Holiday for energy-efficient products.


"Providing these economic incentives leads to increased economic growth," said Guillen. "Sales tax holidays are one of the best means we have to ensure that the 'Texas Miracle' will continue and that it will benefit all Texans."


This sales tax holiday began Saturday, May 26 and went through midnight on Monday, May 28. Texans could purchase Energy Star-labeled items tax free, including: air conditioners, refrigerators, ceiling fans, incandescent and fluorescent light bulbs, clothes washers, dishwashers, and dehumidifiers. There was no limit on the number of qualifying items you can buy.


Representative Guillen is a longtime supporter of assisting Texans financially through cutting taxes and reducing bureaucracy. Continuing this tradition, Guillen supported the recent Homestead Exemption increase that allowed home owners to reduce the value of their home by $10,000 for tax purposes. Guillen also was an author of a bill that reduced the franchise tax by 25%, improving economic activity and the creation of additional jobs. In addition, Guillen has helped cut taxes over 50 times since he took office.


"Allowing Texans to purchase energy-efficient products tax free is a common sense way to help Texans and their families while also reducing our carbon footprint," said Guillen.


Visit the Texas Comptroller's website for more information on the ENERGY STAR Sales Tax Holiday.


Serving ten rural South Texas counties in the Texas House of Representatives, Ryan Guillen is known for his hard work, fierce independence, and relentless efforts for South Texas families. Recently, Capitol Inside called him a “House Bill Machine,” and a “one-person assembly line for legislation.” Since elected, few other legislators have passed more bills than Guillen. Sign up for updates at,, and