2010 Louisiana Hurricane Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday

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The 2010 Louisiana Hurricane Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday takes place on Saturday, May 29 and Sunday, May 30. During these two days, shoppers can get ready for the 2010 Atlantic Hurricane Season, which begins on June 1, by purchasing emergency supplies free from the four-percent state sales tax.

The tax holiday exempts from the state sales tax the first $1,500 of the sales price of each of the following items:

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 (automobile batteries and boat batteries are not eligible)
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 (La. R.S. 47:305.58)
Carbon monoxide detectors
Blue ice products

    Local sales taxes still apply unless local taxing authorities have specifically exempted them. 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.