Sales tax holiday for hurricane supplies set for Memorial Day weekend
Hurricane season is fast approaching and the state wants to help residents prepare. On May 29 and 30, Louisiana residents can get a tax break when buying emergency supplies, including self-powered light sources like flashlights and candles; portable self-powered radios; two-way radios and weather-band radios; tarpaulins or other flexible waterproof sheeting; ground anchor systems or tie-down kits; gas or diesel fuel tanks; cellular phone batteries and chargers; portable generators and carbon monoxide detectors. The tax holiday makes the first $1,500 of such purchases exempt from the 4% state sales tax. Local sales taxes still apply. Hurricane season starts June 1.
Excerpt from Baton Rouge Business Report’s Daily Report