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Louisiana Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday 2012


Louisiana Hurricane Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday 2012 is scheduled for Saturday, May 26 and Sunday, May 27. “During the two-day annual holiday, tax-free purchases are authorized on the first $1,500 of the sales price….”

The following items are sales tax exempt in Louisiana during this time:

  • portable self-powered light source;
  • portable self-powered radio, two-way radio, or weather band radio;
  • tarpaulin or other flexible waterproof sheeting;
  • any ground anchor system or tie-down kit;
  • any gas or diesel fuel tank;
  • any package of AAA-cell, AA-cell, C-cell, D-cell, 6-volt, or 9-volt batteries, excluding automobile and boat batteries;
  • any cellular phone battery and any cellular phone charger;
  • any non-electric food storage cooler;
  • any portable generator used to provide light or communications or preserve food in the event of a power outage;
  • any “storm shutter device,” as defined in the Act;
  • any carbon monoxide detector; and
  • any blue ice product.

The sales tax exemption does not include “…hurricane-preparedness items or supplies purchased at any airport, public lodging establishment or hotel, convenience store, or entertainment complex.”

Retailers report these exempt sales on line 24 of the R-1029 Sales Tax Return.

The 2012 sales tax holiday will begin at 12:01 a.m. on Saturday, May 26 and conclude at 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, May 27.

Just an added note: Hurricane season starts June 1.

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Susan McLain
Avalara Author Susan McLain
Susan McLain began her career as a technical writer in technology industries such as satellite networking and medical devices. Her skills encompass technical and marketing writing, usability engineering, verification and validation testing and protocol writing, requirements development, business analysis, technical illustration/graphic design and marketing. She has owned her own business providing service to small to medium sized business and in other positions, she has been in project management, documentation and marketing. She is currently the content specialist for Avalara helping to “make sales tax less taxing.”