Sales Tax Holiday For Guns, Hunting Supplies

BATON ROUGE (AP) — Hunters get a discount on the state sales tax when they shop for firearms and other hunting supplies this weekend.

         The Louisiana Department of Revenue said in a news release Monday the 2016 Second Amendment Weekend Sales Tax Holiday runs from Friday through Sunday.

         The legislature created the sales tax holiday in 2009 to exempt eligible purchases of guns, ammunition and hunting supplies from all state and local sales taxes. However, as amended during the 2016 First Extraordinary Session of the Louisiana Legislature, the state sales tax exemption for 2016 and 2017 is now two percent, meaning eligible purchases are subject to only three percent state sales tax instead of the full five percent. Eligible purchases remain fully exempt from all local sales taxes..



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