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State Sales Tax Holiday Weekend is soon
by stevenew,posted Jul 18 2011 1:39PM
Had a listener call me and ask if the sales tax holiday is this weekend and NO it's not. But it is coming up so if you do plan a large purchase you might want to wait a couple of weeks when the Louisiana â€˜annual sales tax holiday is scheduled for the weekend of Aug. 5-6. During those two days, the first $2,500 of the purchase price of eligible items is exempt from the 4 percent sales tax. Itâ€™s mostly to save on back to school item but no sales tax up to $2500 helps. The items are largely for personal, non-business use. Vehicle purchases aren't covered by the holiday. Neither are most services, tickets for recreational events and restaurant meals. The state revenue department says expenses for school supplies, uniforms and educational equipment required by schools also are eligible for deductions on 2011 state income tax returns.