Columbus – Today, State Senator Edna Brown (D-Toledo) announced that she will soon reintroduce legislation to help Ohioans pay for major household appliances that qualify as Energy Star products. The bill would create a tax holiday for the first Friday through Sunday in April.  

“My Energy Star tax holiday bill will help working families pay for major household purchases,” said Senator Brown. “This legislation helps Ohioans on two levels. The tax holiday offers significant immediate savings. And, in the long term, consumers will save on their utility bills thanks to decreased energy usage.”

Products to be covered include air conditioning units, furnaces, heat pumps, water heaters, refrigerators, freezers, air purifiers, and dehumidifiers. Currently, the states of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Maryland, Missouri, North Carolina, Texas, and Virginia have similar tax holidays for Energy Star products.

“I think it is important to note that these products help meet some of the most basic needs of Ohio families,” added Senator Brown. “From the health and financial benefits of safe food storage, to relief from severe allergies, to heating and cooling during extreme temperatures, these products ensure the health, safety, and comfort of many Ohioans.”

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