Annual state sales tax holiday continues through Saturday - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Annual state sales tax holiday continues through Saturday

(Source: Raycom Media) (Source: Raycom Media)
LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) -

Saturday, Aug. 5 is the last day for the annual Louisiana Sales Tax Holiday.

The holiday began Friday, Aug. 4.

During the holiday most purchases of personal items such as electronics, furniture and clothing will only have a state sales tax of 3 percent. The sales tax exemption is only good for the first $2,500 of the price of any purchase of an eligible item. 

The sales tax exemption is not applicable to purchases used for a business, vehicles subject to license and title, restaurant meals, and to-go meal orders.

The tax exemption also may not be used for rented or leased property or items.

Local sales taxes still apply this weekend. 

For more information, visit the Louisiana Department of Revenue website.

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