Louisiana’s 2014 2nd Amendment Sales Tax Holiday
- Jul 9, 2014 | Gail Cole
Many states are offering sales tax holidays in 2014, including Louisiana. For the past several years, the Pelican State has provided a Second Amendment Weekend sales tax holiday. In 2014, it takes place Friday, September 5 through Sunday, September 7.
During the 2nd Amendment tax-free weekend, individuals may purchase ammunition, firearms, and hunting supplies exempt from state and local sales and use taxes.
The following items are exempt from sales tax when purchased by individual consumers, so long as they are legally available for sale in Louisiana:
- Ammunition intended to be fired from a gun or firearm
Hunting supplies must be designed and used for hunting to qualify for the exemption. Examples include but are not limited to:
- Animal feed manufactured and marketed to be consumed primarily by legally hunted game animals (not pet food);
- Apparel manufactured and marketed for wear while hunting, such as camouflage clothing and safety gear;
- Archery items such as arrows, bows, and crossbows;
- Binoculars purchased to use while hunting;
- Blinds and decoys;
- Chairs used for hunting;
- Knives; and
- Off-road vehicles designed and intended primarily for hunting (not, for example, golf carts or tractors).
In order for the exemption from sales tax to be valid, consumers must:
- Buy and accept delivery of eligible goods during the sales tax holiday;
- Make final payment on eligible goods place on layaway or ordered for immediate delivery (even if delivery is delayed, so long as the delay is not requested by the consumer); or
- Place eligible purchases on layaway.
Additional information, including special provisions and the cash register reprogramming credit, is available on the Louisiana Department of Revenue website.