Administration and Finance Focus

April 2009
May 2010
UH Named Among Nation's Most Environmentally Responsible Universities

Employee Spotlight
Lisa Benford, Biological & Chemical Safety Manager

Events Calendar


Your Bookstore is on Facebook

UH Bookstore Partners With Online Book Source

Campus Food Hours

Moody Towers Dining to Begin Construction for Renovation Project

Moody Towers Renovation Webcam

Travel Expense Report Update - Mileage Between UH and Airport

SALES AND USE TAX�Energy Star sales tax holiday.

Historically Underutilized Business (HUB) Statistics

Recycled Paper Program

Office Supply Training Workshop

Green UH
Green Hints - Energy Efficient Appliances

New Campus Community Garden Approved  

Why Community Gardens are Valuable

UH Enjoys Earth Day Carnival on Campus

Time & Labor Tips for Approvers

Human Resources

Training Calendar

Parking and Transportation

FY11 Faculty/Staff Online Parking Registration Now Open

Plant Operations
UH Lab Officers Featured in Business Officer Magazine

Policies and Procedures
SAMs in Campus Review
MAPPs in Campus Review

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SALES AND USE TAX�Energy Star sales tax holiday

The 2010 Texas Energy Star sales tax holiday is Memorial Day weekend, beginning at 12:01 a.m. on Saturday May 29 and ending at 11:59 p.m. on Monday May 31. Products qualifying for exemption are air conditioners priced under $6,000 (room and central units), clothes washers (but not clothes dryers), ceiling fans, dehumidifiers, dishwashers, light bulbs (incandescent and fluorescent), programmable thermostats, and refrigerators priced under $2,000. Qualifying products display the Energy Star logo on the appliance, the packaging or the Energy Guide label. There are no limits on the number of items that may be purchased during the Energy Star Sales Tax Holiday, and an exemption certificate is not required. The tax-free holiday also applies to some Internet and catalog sales of eligible products. Layaway plans can be used to take advantage of the sales tax holiday, within certain parameters.