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Louisiana's 2014 Sales Tax Holiday

Save Money During Louisiana's Tax Free Weekend Event


Learn how to save money while shopping for clothes.

Save money by shopping during this year's tax free weekend in Louisiana.

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The state of Louisiana is hosting two tax free weekend events during 2014. One applies only to hurricane preparedness, and the other applies to general merchandise. You can help your family save money this year by planning your back-to-school shopping, along with the purchase of any hurricane supplies you need, around these key dates.

Louisiana's Tax Free Weekend Dates:

Louisiana's 2014 Hurricane Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday is scheduled for May 24-25, 2014, and applies to the following items:

  • Flashlights
  • Candles
  • Battery-operated, weather, and crank radios
  • Batteries (AAA, AA, C, D, 6-volt, or 9-volt)
  • Cell phone batteries and chargers
  • and more

Louisiana's Sales Tax Holiday for general merchandise is scheduled for August 1-2, 2014. The tax-free savings applies to the following items:

  • Purchases under $2,500
  • Excludes the purchase of taxable services, automobiles, and meals

Smart Shopping Tips for Louisiana's Tax Free Weekend:

Using good common sense will help you save even more more during tax free weekend. Try shopping around at different stores to compare prices and looking for coupons that you can apply to your purchases. Both of these tasks can be accomplished online without even leaving home. Just go to the web sites of the stores where you most frequently shop.

However, be careful not to overspend just because the tax free weekend is going on in your area. The regular sales tax rate in Louisiana is only 4%, so that's how much money you'd be saving - along with your local sales tax, if applicable. By shopping around, and also using coupons, you might find that the items you're looking for are less expensive either before the tax free weekend or after it takes place.

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