Storm tax-free holiday set for May 29-30

T’bonne businesses consider post-hurricane recovery plan
May 11, 2010
Thursday, May 13
May 13, 2010
T’bonne businesses consider post-hurricane recovery plan
May 11, 2010
Thursday, May 13
May 13, 2010

With hurricane season fast approaching, Tri-parish shoppers will soon be able to get a head’s up on their preparations for the 2010 hurricane season.


The 2010 Louisiana Hurricane Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday will take place later this month from May 29-30th and during those days, emergency supplies will be free from the usual four percent sales tax.

The first $1,500 of the purchases of the following items will be exempt during the tax-free weekend.


Eligible items include:


• Self-powered light sources (candles, flashlights)

• Portable self-powered radios, two-way radios and weather-band radios


• Tarpaulins or other flexible waterproof sheeting


• Ground anchor systems or tie-down kits

• Gas or diesel fuel tanks


• Batteries (AAA, AA, C, D, 6-volt or 9-volt) (automobile batteries are not eligible)

• 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 products

During the weekend, local sales taxes will still be in place, unless otherwise specified by the local authorities in a given region.

Items purchased at an airport, convenience store or any sort of public lodging like a hotel are also not eligible for the sales tax exemption.

For more information, those interested are asked to visit the Louisiana Hurricane Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday Web site at www.revenue.louisiana.gov.