2009 Hurricane Supply Sales Tax Holiday


Living in South Louisiana, we are all aware that Monday, June 1 is the beginning of Hurricane Season.

This weekend May 30-31, 2009 our government is giving us a break on the 4% state sales tax for hurricane preparedness items! (Items must be priced under $1,500.)

The items exempt from the state sales tax are as follows:

  1. Flashlights, candles
  2. Portable self-powered radios, two-way radios, and weather-band radios
  3. Tarps or other flexible waterproof sheeting
  4. Ground anchor systems or tie-down kits
  5. Gas or diesel fuel tanks
  6. Various battery sizes (excluding automobile batteries and boat batteries)
  7. Cellular phone batteries and chargers
  8. Non-electric food storage coolers
  9. Portable generators
  10. Storm shutter devices – Materials and products manufactured, rated, and marketed specifically for the purposes of preventing window damage from storms (La. R.S. 47:305.58)
  11. Carbon monoxide detectors
  12. Blue ice products

Food products are not included in the tax exempt weekend.

Let’s all take advantage of this weekend and get prepared.  Hopefully, for a nice quiet hurricane season!

For more information, you can go to the Louisiana Department of Revenue website.

Photo courtesy of: NOAA

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