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La. tax holiday for storm supplies next week

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Posted: May 12, 2014 3:11 AM by Hunter Robinson
Updated: May 12, 2014 3:11 AM
Source: Associated Press

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Topics: sales tax, holiday, emergency preparedness, hurricane, shopping, supplies

BATON ROUGE - State revenue officials say purchases of flashlights, batteries, portable generators and other emergency supplies are free from Louisiana's 4 percent state sales tax May 24-25.

The Louisiana Hurricane Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday gives residents a chance to prepare for storm season, which begins June 1.

The sales tax holiday applies to the first $1,500 of the purchase price of each item, according to Revenue Secretary Tim Barfield.

Local taxes apply unless specifically exempted by local taxing authorities.

More details on items that can be purchased under the program are available online at www.revenue.louisiana.gov/hurricaneprep.

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