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
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 .