LA Tax Free Hurricane Preparedness weekend

LA Tax Free Hurricane Preparedness weekend
Consumer Alert
Thursday, May 22, 2014 - 3:16pm

This weekend is Louisiana’s Hurricane Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday, May 24-25. Below is a list of items that you can buy free of the 4 percent state sales tax on those dates.

  • Self-powered light sources, such as flashlights and candles
  • Portable self-powered radios, two-way radios, and weather-band radios
  • Tarpaulins or other flexible waterproof sheeting
  • Ground anchor systems, straps or tie-down kits
  • Gas or diesel fuel tanks
  • Batteries, sizes AAA, AA, C, D, 6-volt, or 9-volt (Automobile batteries and boat batteries are ineligible)
  • Cellular phone batteries and chargers
  • Non-electric food storage coolers
  • Portable generators
  • Storm shutter devices (Materials and products manufactured, rated, and marketed specifically for the purposes of preventing window damage from storms)
  • Carbon monoxide detectors
  • “Blue Ice” (and similar re-usable cooling products)


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