School closures due to severe weather (Tuesday 28)

Sales tax holiday for hurricane preparedness items

This weekend is the time to prepare for hurricane season. Saturday and Sunday are state tax holidays on hurricane-preparedness items. That means you don’t have to pay the 4% state sales tax on things like flashlights, self-powered radios, batteries, coolers, and generators (you do still have to pay parish and city taxes, though).

Click here for more information on the state sales tax holiday.