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Sep 30, 2011 6:54 AM by Lauren Wilson & AP

Breastfeeding equipment, supplies soon tax free

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Breast pumps, nursing bras and other supplies for breastfeeding are eligible for an exemption from Louisiana sales taxes beginning Oct. 1.
State lawmakers created the exemption during the 2011 regular legislative session.
The exemption applies only to the four percent Louisiana state sales tax. Other taxes imposed by local taxing authorities still apply.
Eligible items include breast pumps and accessories as well as replacement parts; nursing bras, storage bags and accessories. Products not classifiable as "breastfeeding items" remain subject to the state sales tax such as bottles, nursing pads, and nursing pillows.
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