Missouri’s fifth annual Show-Me Green Sales Tax Holiday, which provides shoppers in Missouri the opportunity to save on energy-efficient appliances, began Friday and runs through Thursday, April 25.

The cities of Washington, Union and Hermann are participating.

People who purchase new Enery Star-qualified appliances in Missouri during the holiday will save a minimum of 4.225 percent off their purchase.

The reduced price represents the elimination of the state’s sales tax from the purchase.

Energy Star-labeled appliances that qualify for the sales tax exemption are:

• Clothes washers

• Refrigerators

• Freezers

• Dishwashers

• Water heaters

• Furnaces

• Air conditioners

• Heat pumps

Many local governmental entities also have opted to participate in the holiday. This means qualified purchases in those areas will be exempt not just from the state sales tax, but also city, county and special district sales taxes.

Eleven counties, 51 cities and 18 special districts have opted to participate in the holiday. The participating entities can be found at http://dor.mo.gov/business/sales/taxholiday/green/.