Louisiana – Sales Tax Holiday Disaster Preparedness May 24 and 25 News Release

SALT Report 3365 – On May 24 and 25 eligible purchases will not be subject to the 4% state sales tax for the first $1,500 of purchase price for each item.

Eligible purchases include:

• 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)

For Further Information:

Sales Tax Holiday Disaster Preparedness May 24 an d 25 News Release