Today and tomorrow is a sales tax holiday in Louisiana. That means on most purchases, you will not be charged the 4% state portion of the sales tax.
"The Louisiana Sales Tax Holiday provides an exemption from state sales tax on the first $2,500 of the purchase price of most individual items of tangible personal property for non-business use," according to the Louisiana Department of Revenue website.
What items apply?
"The exemption will apply statewide to all consumer purchases of tangible personal property, other than vehicles subject to license and title and meals furnished for consumption on the premises where purchased, including to-go orders, provided that the property is not for use in a business, trade, or profession," the site says.
Some retailers are also offering to pay the local portion of the sales tax Friday and Saturday.