Sales Tax Holiday For Guns And Ammo This Weekend
By passing Act 453 during the 2009 Louisiana Legislature, the “Annual Louisiana Second Amendment Weekend Holiday Act” was born. This year’s tax free days will be this Friday, September 7th, Saturday, September 8th and Sunday, September 9th.
According to the Louisiana Department of Revenue’s site, the exemption will be on state and local sales and use taxes on purchases like hunting supplies, firearms and ammunition. This program runs every year on the first Friday through Sunday in September.
So what purchases are eligible for the exemption? They include:
- Consumers can buy firearms, ammunition and hunting supplies.
All the above are eligible to be exempt if they can be sold or bought legally in Louisiana.
Other items that are eligible include:
- Hunting supplies
- Animal feed that is manufactured and marketed as being for consumption by game
- Apparel like safety gear, camouflage clothing, jackets, hats, gloves, face masks
- Archery items for hunting like bows, crossbows, arrows, quivers and shafts
- Bags to carry game or hunting gear
- Binoculars only if they are bought to used for hunting
- Hearing protection gear and enhancements
For a complete list of the supplies that are eligible you can visit the Louisiana Department of Revenue’s Website.
There are many items that are not going to eligible to be tax free during this weekend. Here is what the Department of Revenue says is not eligible:
Consumer purchases do not include the purchase of animals, such as dogs. Hunting supplies do not include the purchase of toy guns and vessels or off road vehicles utilized as children’s toys. Firearms other than those listed are not eligible for the exemption. Purchases made by a business or for business purposes are not eligible for the sales tax exemption.
How do you know if your items fall under these purchases, they must be used for hunting season. To read all of the rules and regulations and other exceptions, check out the Department of Revenue’s website.