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Hunters get a break during Sales Tax Holiday Sept. 2-4

Hunters get a break during Sales Tax Holiday Sept. 2-4

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Hunters and other sportsmen won't have to pay sales tax when they buy guns, ammunition and an array of outdoor supplies.

Louisiana's annual "Second Amendment Weekend Sales Tax Holiday" runs from Friday through Sunday.

The legislature created the sales tax holiday in 2009 to exempt eligible purchases of guns, ammunition and hunting supplies from all state and local sales taxes.

However, as amended during the 2016 First Extraordinary Session of the Louisiana Legislature, the state sales tax exemption for 2016 and 2017 is now two percent, meaning eligible purchases are subject to only three percent state sales tax instead of the full five percent. Eligible purchases remain fully exempt from all local sales taxes.

Items exempt sales taxes include hunting accessories, firearms, ammunition, animal feed, clothes, binoculars, knives, decoys and other outdoor items.