Ontario RST Exemption for EnergyStar Household Appliances

Set of  household appliancesProvince/Territory: Ontario

Rebate Amount: 14% (the Retail Sales Tax)

Some ENERGY STAR appliances are exempt from provincial Retail Sales Tax.

Appliances that qualify for the RST exemption are:

  • Refrigerators (non-commercial)
  • Dishwashers
  • Clothes washers (including washer-dryer combinations)
  • Freezers
  • Dehumidifiers
  • Room air conditioners
  • Some lighting products

Go to this web page for a list of ENERGY STAR appliances.

Steps to Get This Rebate:

  1. Get the exemption automatically when you buy an appliance from a retail store.

When the Rebate Ends:

July 20, 2008

For More Information:

RST Exemption website
Telephone: 1 800 263-7965

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  1. Marlene Romanoski says

    Should the outdated items not be replaced with new and upcoming offers; or maybe the year is a typo.

  2. Barb says

    I wonder why there was a time limit on home appliance rebates when people would not need to sell a new fridge to buy another one at quite an expense just to save the tax. There should be incentives for a few years. I have just bought a pricey new fridge thinking there was a rebate only to find out there is not!!!

  3. Marlene Bellamy says

    I don’t understand the logic of advising of rebates that were closed in 2008. Could you perhaps update your site?

  4. Mike Bordeleau says

    Annoying as it is to find out that the government can still post advertisements that are long past due. I am not surprised to find them everywhere. I have upgraded every appliance, furnace, windows and added insulation in the walls and attic. And it always seems that the programs are not longer applicable.


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