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Louisiana’s August 2014 Sales Tax Holiday


 Bikes costing less than $2,500 are sales tax exempt during the Louisiana August sales tax holiday.

Every August, Louisiana provides a general sales tax holiday. The first $2,500 of the purchase price of most tangible personal property purchased for individual use is exempt from sales tax during that time. This year, the general tax-free period takes place from 12:01 a.m. Friday, August 1 through 11:59 p.m. on Saturday, August 2.

Not exempt

It is more expedient to list items not eligible for the exemption than exempt items. Taxable items include:

  • Taxable services;
  • Admissions ;
  • Repair services;
  • Laundry and related services;
  • Vehicle parking;
  • Cold storage services;
  • Printing services;
  • Telecommunications services; and
  • Leases or rentals of tangible personal property.

In order for an exemption from sales tax to be valid, the buyer must do one of the following:

  • Purchase and accept delivery of the goods;
  • Place the property on layaway;
  • Acquire property previously placed on layaway; or
  • Place an order for immediate delivery.

Numerous special provisions apply. Please see the Louisiana Department of Revenue Annual Sales Tax Holiday page for additional details.

Sales tax holidays are a gift for consumers but cause a lot of extra work for retailers. Check out this list of 2014 sales tax holidays.

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Gail Cole
Avalara Author
Gail Cole
Gail Cole
Avalara Author Gail Cole
Gail began researching and writing about sales tax in 2012 and has been fascinated with it ever since. She has a penchant for uncovering unusual tax facts, and endeavors to make complex sales tax laws more digestible for both experts and laypeople.