BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Hurricane season is fast approaching and the state wants to help residents prepare.
On May 29 and 30, Louisianians can get a tax break when buying emergency supplies, including self-powered light sources like flashlights and candles; portable self-powered radios; two-way radios and weather-band radios; tarpaulins or other flexible waterproof sheeting; ground anchor systems or tie-down kits; gas or diesel fuel tanks; cellular phone batteries and chargers; portable generators and carbon monoxide detectors.
The tax holiday exempts the 4% state sales tax on the first $1,500 on the items' cost. Local sales taxes still apply.
Hurricane season starts June 1.
For more information, go to the 2010 Louisiana Hurricane Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday page at http://www.revenue.louisiana.gov