2012 Hurricane Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday
LOUISIANNA On May 26 27, residents can participate in the 2012 Hurricane Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday and stock up on flashlights, batteries, generators and other storm-related items.
The sales tax holiday exempts the first $1500 of the purchase price of each eligible item:
Self-powered light sources (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
Cellular phone batteries and chargers
Non-electric food storage coolers
Storm shutter devices (materials and products manufactured, rated and marked specifically for the purposes of preventing window damage from storms)
Carbon monoxide detectors
Blue Ice ( and similar reusable cooling products)
The items will be free of the 4% state sales tax. Local sales taxes apply unless specifically exempted by the local taxing jurisdiction.