Louisiana residents will be able to enjoy a state sales tax holiday this Friday and Saturday. The tax break is meant to provide relief for residents recovering from hurricanes Laura and Delta, in addition to the ongoing COVID-19 public health crisis.

The tax holiday will happen this Friday, November 20 and Saturday, November 21. It exempts the first $2,500 of most consumer purchases from the 4.45% state sales tax.

The exemption applies to in-store purchases as well as transactions completed online or by telephone.

Eligible transactions will include:

  • Buying and accepting delivery of tangible personal property
  • Placing tangible personal property on layaway
  • Making final payment on tangible personal property previously placed on layaway

The sales tax holiday does not apply to the following:

  • Business or commercial purchases of tangible personal property
  • Prepared meals
  • Rentals or leases of tangible personal property
  • Sales of taxable services
  • Vehicles subject to license and title

Keep in mind that while the tax holiday exempts you from the 4.45% state sales tax, you will still be paying local sales and use taxes.