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Posted: Friday, 24 May 2013 1:33PM

Sales tax holiday in Louisiana for hurricane prep

Louisiana's annual hurricane readiness sales tax holiday is this weekend.  That means you will not be charged state sales tax on certain items that are considered hurricane supplies.

Eligible items include:

    portable self-powered light source;
    portable self-powered radio, two-way radio, or weather band radio;
    tarpaulin or other flexible waterproof sheeting;
    any ground anchor system or tie-down kit;
    any gas or diesel fuel tank;
    any package of AAA-cell, AA-cell, C-cell, D-cell, 6-volt, or 9-volt batteries, excluding automobile and boat batteries;
    any cellular phone battery and any cellular phone charger;
    any non-electric food storage cooler;
    any portable generator used to provide light or communications or preserve food in the event of a power outage;
    any “storm shutter device,” as defined in the Act;
    any carbon monoxide detector; and
    any blue ice product.

Not included:  Gasoline and diesel.

The sales tax holiday ends Sunday evening.  Hurricane season starts June 1.

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