The annual 2009 Louisiana Sales Tax Holiday takes place on Friday, August 7, and Saturday, August 8. On these two days, most retail purchases will be exempt from the four-percent state sales tax.
The sales tax holiday begins at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, August 7, and continues through 12:00 midnight on Saturday, August 8. By state law, the holiday takes place each year on the first consecutive Friday and Saturday in August.
The sales tax exemption applies to the first $2,500 of the purchase price of most individual items of tangible personal property for non-business use. State sales tax is to be paid on that portion of the price – of any individual item – in excess of $2,500.
For more information, visit the 2009 Louisiana Sales Tax Holiday page at www.revenue.louisiana.gov.