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Hurricane Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday May 25-25

Staff Writer
Plaquemine Post South

BATON ROUGE – Flashlights, batteries, portable generators and other emergency supplies are free from the four percent state sales tax May 24-25.

The 2014 Louisiana Hurricane Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday gives Louisiana residents a chance to get ready for storm season before the Atlantic Hurricane Season begins on June 1.

“There is no substitute for early preparation,” Secretary of Revenue Tim Barfield said. “This sales tax holiday is the best opportunity to stock up early on the items that can keep your family safe and comfortable during and after a storm.”

The sales tax holiday exempts each eligible item from the 4 percent state sales tax. It applies to the first $1,500 of the purchase price of each item.

Visit www.revenue.louisiana.gov/hurricaneprep for more information.