Mon May 12, 2014
A State Tax Holiday For Buying Emergency Supplies
On May 24 and 25, purchases of flashlights, batteries, portable generators and other emergency supplies are free from Louisiana's 4 percent state sales tax.
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.
Eligible items include: flashlights and candles, portable radios, batteries, and food storage coolers.
Local taxes on these items still apply.