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State sales tax exemption on hurricane items begins Saturday

4 years 10 months 1 week ago Friday, May 29 2015 May 29, 2015 May 29, 2015 5:30 PM May 29, 2015 in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Jessica LeBlanc

BATON ROUGE - It's a tax free weekend for Louisiana residents interested in purchasing hurricane supplies on Saturday and Sunday.

The state sales tax holiday kicks off at 12:01 a.m. Saturday morning and comes to a close at 11:59 p.m. Sunday night.

"This is a good opportunity for the state to show that it's trying to take care of its people and let them stock up on things that they need," said hardware store clerk, Paul Scott.

The tax exemption applies to the first $1,500 of the purchase price of each item. Local taxes apply unless specifically exempted by local taxing authorities.

Batteries, coolers, and weather radios are just some of the items Louisiana residents can purchase at a lower rate.

For a full list of exempt items from the state sales tax, click here.

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