Tax holiday on hurricane supplies this weekend
BATON ROUGE - This weekend is Louisiana's annual Hurricane Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday.
Starting Saturday and ending this Sunday, you won't have to pay the 4 percent state sales tax on certain items.
Since hurricane season doesn't officially start until June, it gives you a chance to stock up before a storm hits.
The tax break applies to the the first $1,500 of each of 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.
For more information on the sales tax holiday, visit the Louisiana Department of Revenue's website.
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