Hurricane sales tax holiday set for May 26-27
BY: The Associated Press
BATON ROUGE — Stocking up on flashlights, batteries and other items to get ready for hurricane season this summer? You might want to wait until May 26 and 27, when the state holds a sales tax holiday for hurricane preparedness items.
That weekend, Louisiana residents won't have to pay the 4 percent state sales tax on a list of items such as flashlights and candles, weather radios, waterproof sheeting, gas or diesel fuel tanks, batteries and chargers, and storm shutter devices. The sales tax holiday exempts the first $1,500 of the purchase price.
Local sales taxes still apply unless the municipality exempted them.
Hurricane season begins June 1.