La. tax holidays set for August 5-6

Staff reports

Louisiana's annual sales tax holiday is scheduled for Aug. 5-6. During those two days, the first $2,500 of the purchase price of eligible items is exempt from the 4 percent sales tax. The items are largely for personal, non-business use.

Vehicle purchases aren't covered by the holiday. Neither are most services, tickets for recreational events and restaurant meals.

The state revenue department says expenses for school supplies, uniforms and educational equipment required by schools also are eligible for deductions on 2011 state income tax returns.