LA sales tax break on emergency supplies ends Sunday

Shreveport, LA (KSLA) - Hurricane season has already started and many people in the state of Louisiana are in need of many supplies that would better prepare them for natural disasters and emergencies.

But, as known, many of these supplies can add up and become costly. To make things more affordable, buyers are getting a break this weekend because of the 2010 Louisiana Hurricane Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday that will last till Sunday.

Louisianans will get a four percent state sales tax exemption when they buy various emergency supplies such as batteries, self powered light sources like flashlights and candles, portable self-powered radios, two-way radios, weather-band radios, flexible waterproof sheeting and many more.

Other State tax-exempt items include gas or diesel tanks, cell phone batteries and chargers, storm shutters and carbon monoxide detectors.

The sales tax will exempt the four percent state sales tax on the first $1500 on the item's cost.