Residents of Louisiana will be able to buy firearms, archery gear, ammunition and other supplies without having to pay the 4 percent state sales tax and all local sales taxes between Sept. 7 and Sept 9, officials at the Department of Revenue said Monday.
The annual Louisiana Second Amendment Weekend Sales Tax Holiday, first held in 2010, is designed to give hunters and others a cash break when they buy provisions for the upcoming hunting season.
The Legislature in 2009, at the urging of former Sen. Rob Marionneaux of Livonia, passed the law that sets the tax holiday for the first consecutive Friday, Saturday and Sunday of September.
Department of Revenue spokesman Byron Henderson said that the tax breaks will apply to purchases of shotguns, rifles, pistols, revolvers and other handguns; ammo; accessories used for hunting such as animal feed, knives, decoys, range finders, hunting apparel, shoes, bags, binoculars, archery supplies, hunting blinds, tree stands, holsters, slings, belts, thermal underwear and face masks used in hunting.
If you live in Louisiana plan on shopping for all your hunting needs this coming weekend. Pistols and revolvers can be used for hunting and may be purchased tax free as well as rifles and shotguns. It’s going to be a great weekend to arm yourself legally and tax free in the Bayou State this weekend.