Posted: May 19, 2014 9:05 AM
Updated: May 19, 2014 9:05 AM
Hurricane season is two weeks away and now is the time get prepared. The annual Louisiana Hurricane Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday is coming this weekend, Saturday, May 25 and Sunday, May 25 for residents to get supplies ahead of time.
During the two-day annual holiday, tax-free purchases are authorized on the first $1,500 of the sales price on the following items:
portable self-powered light source;
portable self-powered radio, two-way radio, or weather band radio;
tarpaulin or other flexible waterproof sheeting;
any ground anchor system or tie-down kit;
any gas or diesel fuel tank;
any package of AAA-cell, AA-cell, C-cell, D-cell, 6-volt, or 9-volt batteries, excluding automobile and boat batteries;
any cellular phone battery and any cellular phone charger;
any non-electric food storage cooler;
any portable generator used to provide light or communications or preserve food in the event of a power outage;
any "storm shutter device," as defined in the Act;
any carbon monoxide detector; and
any blue ice product.