Louisiana’s Hurricane Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday Is This Weekend
- May 29, 2015 | Gail Cole
The first of three 2015 Louisiana tax-free periods begins at 12:01 a.m. tonight (Saturday, May 30) and concludes May 31 at 11:59 p.m.Retailers should not charge Louisiana state sales tax on qualifying items during the Hurricane Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday.
The tax exemption applies to the first $1,500 of the sales price of numerous items used to prepare for extreme weather, including but not limited to the following:
- A-D cell batteries and 6- or 9- volt batteries
- Carbon monoxide detectors
- Ground anchor and tie-down kits
- Portable, self-powered light sources and radios
- Tarpaulins and other flexible waterproof sheeting
Louisiana Department of Revenue. For example, AAA batteries purchased at airports, hotels or convenience stores are not eligible.
It’s worth emphasizing that this is a state sales tax holiday. Retailers still have to collect local sales tax unless local tax authorities specifically exempt qualifying items.
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