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State sales tax holiday scheduled for Nov. 20-21

November 16, 2020


BATON ROUGE – A state sales tax holiday to provide relief for Louisiana residents recovering from hurricanes Laura and Delta, in addition to the COVID-19 public health emergency, will take place Friday, Nov. 20 and Saturday, Nov. 21.


Act 16 of the 2020 Second Extraordinary Session of the Louisiana Legislature 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 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:


·       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


The sales tax holiday exempts eligible purchases from the 4.45% state sales tax only. Local sales and use taxes apply to all purchases.


Read Revenue Information Bulletin 20-023 for more information.




For media inquiries, contact:
Byron Henderson
Public Information Director