2015 Second Amendment Weekend Sales Tax Holiday: September 4-6

BATON ROUGE – The 2015 Louisiana Second Amendment Weekend Sales Tax Holiday will take place Friday, September 4 through Sunday, September 6.  During that time, guns, ammunition and other hunting supplies will be exempt from state and local sales taxes.

The sales tax holiday applies to individual consumer purchases of a wide range of hunting gear. Eligible hunting supplies include:

  • Firearms that may be legally sold or purchased in Louisiana
  • Ammunition intended to be fired from a gun or firearm
  • Archery supplies to be used for hunting
  • Apparel such as safety gear, camouflage clothing, jackets, hats, gloves, mittens, face masks and thermal underwear manufactured and marketed as being primarily for wear or use while hunting
  • Off-road vehicles such as all-terrain vehicles designed and intended primarily for hunting; the exemption does not apply to golf carts, go-carts, dirt bikes, mini-bikes, motorcycles, tractors, motor vehicles which may be legally driven on the streets and highways of Louisiana, or heavy equipment such as cranes, forklifts, backhoes and bulldozers

By state law, the Louisiana Second Amendment Weekend Sales Tax Holiday is an annual event that takes place the first consecutive Friday through Sunday each September.

Visit www.revenue.louisiana.gov/secondamendment for more information, including the full list of eligible purchases, as well as those that do not qualify for the sales tax exemption.

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Revenue Information Bulletin 13-019 – Annual Louisiana 2nd Amendment Weekend Sales Tax Holiday

The Louisiana Department of Revenue has issued Revenue Information Bulletin (RIB) 13-019, which discusses the 2013 Louisiana Second Amendment Weekend Sales Tax Holiday:

Louisiana Revised Statute 47:305.62, the “Annual Louisiana Second Amendment Weekend Holiday Act” provides a state and local sales and use tax exemption on any consumer purchase of firearms, ammunition, and hunting supplies. This exemption does not apply to business or commercial purchases. The 2013 holiday will be begin on Friday, September 6, at 12:01 a.m. and will end at midnight on Sunday, September 8, 2013.

Click here to read the full text of RIB 13-019, including the full list of eligible items, exceptions and special provisions of the 2013 Louisiana Second Amendment Weekend Sales Tax Holiday.

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Hunters and campers pay no sales tax on guns, ammo and supplies Sept. 7, 8 & 9

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BATON ROUGE – Hunters and campers will pay no sales tax on firearms, ammunition and hunting supplies during the Louisiana Second Amendment Weekend Sales Tax Holiday Sept 7, 8 & 9.  During these three days, eligible purchases are exempt from the 4 percent state sales tax and all local sales taxes.

The exemption applies to a wide range of supplies, including:

  • Shotguns, rifles, pistols, revolvers or other handguns
  • Ammunition intended to be fired from a gun or firearm
  • Accessories designed to be used for hunting
  • Apparel such as safety gear, camouflage clothing, jackets, hats, gloves, mittens, face masks and thermal underwear for use while hunting
  • Off-road vehicles such as all-terrain vehicles designed for hunting. The exemption does not apply to golf carts, bikes, motorcycles, tractors, or motor vehicles that may be legally driven on highways.

Visit www.revenue.louisiana.gov/secondamendment for more information, including the full list of eligible items, excluded items and special provisions.

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Governor Jindal Urges Hunters, Campers to Take Advantage of 2011 2nd Amendment Tax Holiday

BATON ROUGE – Governor Bobby Jindal urges hunters and campers to take advantage of the 2011 Louisiana Second Amendment Weekend Sales Tax Holiday that runs Friday, September 2 through Sunday, September 4.

Governor Jindal said, “This is a great opportunity for all hunters and campers to save money on the equipment they need to enjoy Sportsman’s Paradise. The weekend-long event will also bring more customers to our local hunting and sporting stores which will further benefit our businesses and Louisiana’s economy.”

A wide range of supplies is eligible for exemption from all state and local sales taxes.  Eligible items include:

  • Shotguns, rifles, pistols, revolvers or other handguns
  • Ammunition intended to be fired from a gun or firearm
  • Accessories designed to be used for hunting
  • Apparel such as safety gear, camouflage clothing, jackets, hats, gloves, mittens, face masks and thermal underwear for use while hunting
  • Off-road vehicles such as all-terrain vehicles designed for hunting.  The exemption does not apply to golf carts, bikes, motorcycles, tractors, or motor vehicles which may be legally driven on highways

In 2009, Governor Jindal signed a bill into law authorizing an annual “sales tax holiday” for the purchase of firearms, ammunition and hunting supplies

Visit revenue.louisiana.gov/secondamendment for more information including the full list of eligible items and special provisions of this sales tax holiday.

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2011 Louisiana Second Amendment Weekend Sales Tax Holiday

 

Visit www.revenue.louisiana.gov/secondamendment for information.

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LDR News Release: 2010 Second Amendment Weekend Sales Tax Holiday is Sept. 3rd, 4th, & 5th

BATON ROUGE – Hunters and campers can save money this weekend on a wide range of supplies including firearms, ammunition, hunting knives and certain clothing items.  The 2010 Second Amendment Weekend Sales Tax Holiday takes place Friday, September 3, through Sunday, September 5.

During these three days, eligible items are exempt from all state and local sales taxes in Louisiana.  The exemption applies to purchases for individual use.  It does not apply to business purchases.

Eligible items include:

  • Accessories designed to be used for hunting.
  • Shotguns, rifles, pistols, revolvers, or other handguns.
  • Ammunition intended to be fired from a gun or firearm is eligible.
  • Animal feed for consumption by game which can be legally hunted.
  • Apparel such as safety gear, camouflage clothing, jackets, hats, gloves, mittens, face masks and thermal underwear for use while hunting;
  • Off-road vehicles such as all terrain vehicles designed for hunting. The exemption does not apply to golf carts, bikes, motorcycles, tractors, or motor vehicles which may be legally driven on highways.

For the full list of eligible items and special provisions of this sales tax holiday, visit www.revenue.louisiana.gov/secondamendment.

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2010 Louisiana Second Amendment Weekend Sales Tax Holiday

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2nd Amendment Weekend Sales Tax Holiday starts Friday

The inaugural Louisiana Second Amendment Weekend Sales Tax Holiday takes place Friday, September 4, through Sunday, September 6.

During this sales tax holiday weekend, the sales and use tax levied by the state and its political subdivisions shall not apply to any consumer purchases of firearms, ammunition and hunting supplies. The Annual Louisiana Second Amendment Weekend Holiday Act became effective July 9, 2009.

The state and local sales and use tax exemption applies to an individual’s purchase of firearms, ammunition and hunting supplies. The sales and use tax exemption is not available for business purchases. Consumer purchases do not include the purchase of animals for hunting.

Guidelines for the sales tax holiday are available online at revenue.louisiana.gov.

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Report: 'Hunters' tax-free weekend nears'

Gannett Newspapers reports on the upcoming sales tax holiday for guns, ammunition, and other hunting supplies.

If you didn’t buy a gun or hunting supplies during last month’s state-sales-tax-free weekend, you’ll have another chance this weekend as Louisiana’s inaugural Second Amendment Weekend tax-free holiday rolls around Friday through Sunday.

But it’s not just for guns, says Sen. Rob Marionneaux, D-Livonia, author of the measure signed into law by Gov. Bobby Jindal. It covers almost anything you might need for going into the woods or to the duck blind.

Included in the list are handguns, shotguns, rifles and ammunition But it also includes all-terrain vehicles, airboats, pirogues and paddles, decoys, waders, float tubes, archery items, hunting clothing and boots, binoculars, bags, tools, range finders, knives, tree stands, blinds, chairs, optics, holsters and gun cases.

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Emergency Rule: Annual Louisiana Second Amendment Weekend Sales Tax Holiday

The Louisiana Department of Revenue has issued an emergency rule concerning the provisions of the Annual Louisiana Second Amendment Weekend Sales Tax Holiday.

The rule defines the terms and conditions of the sales tax holiday.

Act 453 of the 2009 Regular Session of the Legislature provides an exemption of state and local sales and use taxes on consumer purchases of firearms, ammunition and hunting supplies. This sales tax holiday will occur each calendar year on the first consecutive Friday through Sunday of September. The Annual Louisiana Second Amendment Weekend Sales Tax Holiday begins at 12:01 a.m. on that Friday and ends at 12 midnight on the following Sunday. During this weekend the sales and use tax levied by the state and its political subdivisions shall not apply to the sales price or cost price of any consumer purchases of firearms, ammunition and hunting supplies.

The full text of the rule (LAC 61:I.4425) is available for viewing or downloading at www.revenue.louisiana.gov.

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