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Hunting supplies free of state and local sales tax September 5-7

August 25, 2014

BATON ROUGE – Guns, ammunition and other hunting supplies are exempt from state and local sales taxes Friday, September 5 through Sunday, September 7.

The 2014 Louisiana Second Amendment Weekend Sales Tax Holiday applies to individual consumer purchases of a wide range of hunting gear, including:

• Firearms that may be legally sold or purchased in Louisiana
• Ammunition intended to be fired from a gun or firearm
• Archery supplies to be used for hunting
• Apparel such as safety gear, camouflage clothing, jackets, hats, gloves, mittens, face masks and thermal underwear manufactured and marketed as being primarily for wear or use while hunting
• Off-road vehicles such as all-terrain vehicles designed and intended primarily for hunting; the exemption does not apply to golf carts, go-carts, dirt bikes, mini-bikes, motorcycles, tractors, motor vehicles which may be legally driven on the streets and highways of Louisiana, or heavy equipment such as cranes, forklifts, backhoes and bulldozers

Visit for more information, including the full list of eligible purchases, as well as those that do not qualify for the sales tax exemption.

By state law, the Louisiana Second Amendment Weekend Sales Tax Holiday is an annual event that takes place the first consecutive Friday through Sunday each September.

For media inquiries, contact:
Byron Henderson
Public Information Director