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May 07, 2012
BATON ROUGE – Louisiana residents can stock up on flashlights, batteries, generators, and other storm-related items free of the 4 percent state sales tax during the 2012 Hurricane Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday on Saturday, May 26 and Sunday, May 27.
Governor Bobby Jindal said, “With every approaching storm season, we always hope for the best, but prepare for the worst. That’s why we’re encouraging everyone to get a game plan and stock up on supplies now in order to keep our families and property safe in case a storm threatens our coast.”
The sales tax holiday exempts the first $1500 of the purchase price of each of the following eligible items:
The 2012 Hurricane Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday exempts eligible purchases from the 4 percent state sales tax only. Local sales taxes still apply unless specifically exempted by the local taxing jurisdiction.
The state sales tax holiday does not apply to purchases at airports, public lodging establishments, hotels, convenience stores, or entertainment complexes.
Visit www.revenue.louisiana.gov/hurricaneprep for a full explanation of sales tax holiday provisions.