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      Va. holds tax holiday for energy-efficient products

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      RICHMOND, Va. (AP){} Virginia is holding its sixth annual sales-tax holiday on energy-efficient products.

      From Friday through Monday, residential consumers can save money by buying sales-tax exempt heat pumps, dishwashers, washing machines, insulation, toilets and other products.

      They must be $2,500 or less and certified as being energy efficient with the Energy Star and WaterSense designations.

      A complete list of tax-exempt items can be found at www.tax.virginia.gov .

      This is Virginia's third tax-free holiday of the year. Hurricane-preparedness items get a tax-free weekend in May and back-to-school items get a similar weekend in August.