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Louisiana Exempts Bakery Products Consumed at Home


 Eat them up. Yum.

Fans of tasty treats will be pleased to learn that under the recently enacted House Bill 207, bakery products sold in Louisiana for consumption in the home are exempt from the state sales and use tax, effective July 1, 2015.

The bill does not define “bakery products” but they presumably include muffins and donuts. Whether or not the exemption extends to cookies and croissants is anyone’s guess, at least at this time. Eligible items will be exempt “when purchased at grocery stores, bakeries, and donut shops, regardless of whether such businesses furnish facilities for the consumption of food on the premises.”

Why not celebrate the news with a trip to the nearest bakery?

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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.