Attention teachers, parents, and students: states nationwide are providing tax free holiday weekends just in time for back to school shopping! This weekend, Louisiana will provide exemption from state taxes on the first $2,500 of tangible consumer purchases. The 4% state tax will be removed, but taxes imposed by parishes, municipalities, and other political subdivisions will still apply.  For Louisiana, the holiday will officially begin at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, August 5th and continue until 11:59 p.m. on Saturday, August 6th.

Other states around the country are offering fall tax savings as well. To find out how your state is participating and how you can save, search online for your state plus “tax holiday.”  Here are a few and their upcoming tax saving weekends:

  • NC – August 5-7
  • TN – August 5-7
  • FL – August 12-14
  • MA – August 13-14
  • TX – August 19-21

To learn more about Louisiana’s exemptions and conditions of this tax-free holiday, click here to visit the Louisiana Department of Revenue website. Don’t miss out on this chance to save!


  1. Not only is this a great incentive for students to get a head start on buying school supplies, but I think that these holidays provide a little spike in sales that would otherwise be slumping due to the summer period. During the summer, gas is going up and people are always trying to find a way to save an extra dollar. Also during this season, it is typical for retail sales to go down since there is such a long stretch between Holiday seasons. Thus, tax free holidays are an important part of the economy.

  2. I think this is a great idea. This will allow those students who are on a budget and low on cash go get all of the school supplies they need for the semester.

  3. This would be an excellent time to stock up on items you will need more of throughout the school year. Take this opportunity to buy paper, pencils, pens, printer ink, or any other items you think you will need a lot of.

  4. This will be a great help to college students like myself, any savings that can be made need to with the recent increase in tuition.

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