81°
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
3 Day Outlook
Sat
85°
73°
40%
Sun
86°
74°
50%
Mon
85°
73°
60%

Latest Weather Blog

Follow our weather team on social media

La. tax holiday for storm supplies next week

1 year ago May 12, 2014 May 12, 2014 Monday, May 12 2014 Monday, May 12, 2014 2:11:31 AM EDT in News
Source: Associated Press

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.

More News

comments powered by Disqus

Desktop News

Click to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
5 Days
Radar
Today
81°
69°
Sat
PM T-Storms
85°
73°
Sun
Scattered T-Storms
86°
74°
Mon
Scattered T-Storms
85°
73°
Tue
Scattered T-Storms
84°
73°