The back to school sales tax holiday returns this year in Louisiana.

The Louisiana Department of Revenue allows certain items to be purchased sales-tax-free at any participating retailer within the state.

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Louisiana is holding a sales tax holiday August 7th and 8th

Here are the items you can buy in Louisiana without paying sales taxes:

The exemption will apply statewide to all consumer purchases of tangible personal property, other than vehicles subject to license and title and meals furnished for consumption on the premises where purchased, including to-go orders, provided that the property is not for use in a business, trade, or profession. This includes school supplies, uniforms, etc.

The maximum is $2,500 dollars.

Here's what is not eligible:

The state sales tax holiday will not apply to purchases of taxable services (such as hotel occupancy; amusement, recreational, and athletic admissions; repairs to tangible personal property; laundry, cleaning, pressing, and dyeing services; vehicle parking; the furnishing of cold storage space; printing services; and telecommunication services) or to leases or rentals of tangible personal property.


Texas is holding a sales tax holiday August 9th-11th.
During this annual sales tax holiday, you can buy most clothing, footwear, school supplies and backpacks (sold for less than $100) tax free from a Texas store or from an online or catalog seller doing business in Texas.

The sales tax exemption applies only to qualifying items you buy during the sales tax holiday. Items you buy before or after the sales tax holiday do not qualify for exemption, and there is no tax refund available.

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