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The City of New Orleans

Mayor Mitchell J. Landrieu

Hurricane Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday

May 23, 2013

Every year citizens can purchase supplies for hurricane season tax free on the last weekend of May. This year, Hurricane Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday falls May 24-25, during which time tax-free purchases are authorized on the first $1,500 of the sales price of each of the following items:

  • portable self-powered light source
  • portable self-powered radio, two-way radio, or weather band radio
  • tarpaulin or other flexible waterproof sheeting
  • any ground anchor system or tie-down kit
  • any gas or diesel fuel tank
  • any package of AAA-cell, AA-cell, C-cell, D-cell, 6-volt, or 9-volt batteries, excluding automobile and boat batteries
  • any cellular phone battery and any cellular phone charger
  • any non-electric food storage cooler
  • any “storm shutter device,” as defined in Louisiana Revised Statute 47:305.58
  • any carbon monoxide detector
  • any blue ice product
  • any portable generator used to provide light or communications or preserve food in the event of a power outage 

View more information about Louisiana Hurricane Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday here.

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Last updated: 8/16/2013 10:52:32 AM

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