May 12, 2010 10:04 AM by Sharlee Jacobs
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Hurricane season is fast approaching and
the state wants to help residents prepare.
On May 29 and 30, Louisianians can get a tax break when buying
emergency supplies, including self-powered light sources like
flashlights and candles; portable self-powered radios; two-way
radios and weather-band radios; tarpaulins or other flexible
waterproof sheeting; ground anchor systems or tie-down kits; gas or
diesel fuel tanks; cellular phone batteries and chargers; portable
generators and carbon monoxide detectors.
The tax holiday exempts the 4 percent state sales tax on the
first $1,500 on the items' cost. Local sales taxes still apply.
Hurricane season starts June 1.