Louisiana Tax Free Weekend 2018 is not happening this year.
The Louisiana Department of Revenue has informed us that the Louisiana Tax Free Weekend 2018 is cancelled for this year and potentially until 2025.
After 10 years of the annual Louisiana Tax Free Weekend happening, it was cancelled for 2018. In an official statement from the Louisiana Department of Revenue, Louisiana Tax Free Weekend 2018 was ended for this year and until 2025 unless revised.
Act 1 of the 2018 Third Extraordinary Session of the Louisiana Legislature established a list of approved exemptions and exclusions from the 4.45 percent state sales tax beginning July 1, 2018, through June 30, 2025. Louisiana Revised Statutes 47:305.54 (Louisiana Sales Tax Holiday – first Friday and Saturday in August), 305.58 (Louisiana Hurricane Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday – last Saturday and Sunday in May) and 305.62 (Louisiana Second Amendment Weekend Sales Tax Holiday – first Friday through Sunday in September) are not among the list of approved exclusions and exemptions from the 4.45
percent state sales tax. Items of tangible personal property purchased during the sales tax holiday periods will be subject to the full state sales tax rate of 4.45% through June 30, 2025.
Act 1 does not legislate with regard to the sales and use taxes levied by local political subdivisions, as such, the local sales tax exemptions in place for the Louisiana Second Amendment Weekend Sales Tax Holiday will not be impacted.
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This press release means that there is no more Louisiana Sales Tax Holiday, Louisiana Hurricane Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday or Louisiana Second Amendment Sales Tax Holiday.
See the full press release: LA Sales Tax Holiday Cancelled RIB 18-020 – Cessation of State Sales Tax Holidays