Louisiana residents to save money this weekend on hurricane supplies

BR Lagniappe

POSTED: Saturday, May 26, 2012 - 11:30am

UPDATED: Saturday, May 26, 2012 - 11:34am

Byron Henderson with the La. Dept of Revenue came on BR Lagniappe to speak about about the Hurricane Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday . 

Henderson said that this weekend, May 26 and May 27, Louisiana residents can stock up on flashlights, generators, and other storm-related items free of the 4 percent state sales tax . 

The 2012 Hurricane Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday exempts the first $1500.00 of the purchase price of such itmes as flashlights, lanterns, and candles, portable radios, two-way radios, and weather-band radios, tarps and other flexible waterproof sheeting, ground anchor systems, straps or tie-down kits, fuel tanks, batteries such as AA, C, D, or 9-volt.  (Auto and boat batteries are ineligible), cell phone batteries and chargers, non-electric food storage coolers, portable generators, shutter devices made solely for preventing window damage, carbon monoxide detectors, and "blue ice" ( and similiar re-usable cooling products).   

The state sales tax holiday does not apply to purchases at airports, public lodging establishments, hotels, convenience stores, or entertainment complexes. 

Visit www.revenue.louisiana.gov/hurricaneprep for a full explanation of sales tax holiday provisions and a list of eligible items.                                                                                                                                                                         

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