County Announces Suspension of
Sales Tax on Home Energy Costs

Earlier this year, the Board of Legislators approved a proposal from the County Executive to suspend sales tax on home energy costs.


The sales tax suspension covers home heating oil, propane, natural gas, electric, coal and wood for residential heating purposes and covers homeowners as well as rental units. Landlords and renters will be eligible depending on the structure of the unit’s heat and electric use.


The exemption will run beginning on December 1 until February 28, offering much needed financial help during the coldest months of the year.


Chairwoman Catherine Borgia remarked on the measure stating, “With a low fuel supply and temperatures expected to be colder than usual, home heating costs will be through the roof this winter. Thankfully through the County’s home energy cost reduction relief, more families will stay warm and keep their heads above water.”


In partnership with the County Executive’s office, the Legislators are doing all they can to help residents through these challenging economic times.