In 2009, Governor Bobby Jindal signed the NRA-endorsed, "Annual Louisiana Second Amendment Weekend Holiday Act," which provides an exemption from state and local sales and use taxes on purchases of firearms, ammunition and hunting supplies on the first Friday through Sunday each September. Since then, the sales tax holiday has proven its merit by boosting local businesses and saving law-abiding gun owners and sportsmen tens-of-thousands of hard-earned dollars. As the holiday weekend approaches and the official start to Louisiana’s fall hunting season (Sept. 5th – mourning doves) draws near, it is time to take advantage of the Pelican State’s official endorsement of your hunting heritage and shooting traditions.
Before you head to your nearest gun shop or hunting supplies outlet, here are a few things that you need to know:
- Effective Dates: Friday, September 2 – Sunday, September 4
- Sales Tax Exemption: In the First Extraordinary Budget Session of 2016, confronted with significant budget deficits, the Legislature amended the Second Amendment Sales Tax Holiday for 2016 and 2017 to include a mere 2% sales tax reduction. As a result, the effective sales tax rate on all eligible items will be 3%.
- Exempted Items: For a full list of exempted items, please refer here.
From your NRA-ILA, enjoy your holiday weekend.