Columbus –Today in the Senate Ways and Means Committee, Senator Edna Brown (D-Toledo) testified for Senate Bill 65, which would create a sales tax holiday in Ohio for qualifying Energy Star products on the first Friday through Sunday in April.
“Energy Star is a voluntary program that promotes energy-efficient products,” said Senator Brown. “The goal of the program is to reduce energy consumption, improve energy security, and reduce pollution through products that meet the highest energy-efficiency standards.”
Some of the products covered include air conditioning units, furnaces, heat pumps, water heaters, refrigerators, freezers, air purifiers, and dehumidifiers.
“Creating this sales-tax holiday and encouraging the increased purchase of Energy Star products is beneficial to both Ohio’s consumers and businesses,” Senator Brown added. “This bill champions the idea of boosting commercial activity while also producing significant savings for buyers.”
Currently, the states of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Maryland, Missouri, North Carolina, Texas, and Virginia have similar tax holidays for Energy Star products.

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