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Louisiana Gets Tax Break to Prepare for Hurricane Season.

Louisiana Gets Tax Break to Prepare for Hurricane Season.

POSTED: Wednesday, May 5, 2010 - 4:23pm

UPDATED: Thursday, June 3, 2010 - 11:00pm

Louisiana gets a tax break to prepare for hurricane season. The following items will be exempt from sales tax on Saturday, May 29 and Sunday, May 30.

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 or tie-down kits

Gas or diesel fuel tanks

Batteries – AAA, AA, C, D, 6-volt or 9-volt

Cellular phone batteries and chargers

Non-electric food storage coolers

Portable generators

Storm shutter devices – Materials and product manufactured, rated and marketed specifically for the purposes of preventing window damage from storms

Carbon monoxide detectors

Blue ice products

Items purchased at airports, convenience stores, entertainment complexes, or at hotels or other public lodging establishments are not eligible for a tax exemption under the Louisiana Hurricane Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday.

For more information, visit the 2010 Louisiana Hurricane Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday page at www.revenue.louisiana.gov.