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LA Hurricane Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday this weekend

SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) -

Folks in Louisiana can save money on storm supplies this weekend during the state's  Hurricane Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday.

On Saturday, May 25, and Sunday, May 26, many items people need to make it through the aftermath of a hurricane or other bad storm will be exempt from the state's 4% sales tax. On a $100 purchase, that equals a savings of $4. City and parish taxes are not included in the tax holiday.

The exemption applies to the first $1,500 worth of items purchased.

Eligible purchases include:

• Self-powered light sources, such as flashlights and candles
• Portable self-powered radios, two-way radios, and weather-band radios
• Tarpaulins or other flexible waterproof sheeting
• Ground anchor systems, straps or tie-down kits
• Gas or diesel fuel tanks
• Batteries, sizes AAA, AA, C, D, 6-volt, or 9-volt (Automobile batteries and boat batteries are ineligible)
• 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" (and similar re-usable cooling products)

Click here to find out more information on this weekend's Hurricane Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday.

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