Ribbon cutting for new LTFS Refund Center

LTFS Grand Opening in Baton Rouge Sept. 27, 2011 012

The Louisiana Tax Free Shopping Program (LTFS) inaugurated its first Baton Rouge refund center on Tuesday, Sept. 27. The center, located in Macy’s in the Mall of Louisiana, will refund sales taxes on most retail purchases made my international visitors to Louisiana. The Baton Rouge refund center joins existing locations in Metairie, New Orleans, Kenner, Lafayette, and Shreveport.

The LTFS Program provides international visitors with an exemption from sales taxes for most retail purchases. In order to be eligible for the program, a visitor must be travelling on a foreign passport with a current U.S. tourist visa and be staying in the country for less than 90 days.