‘Shoppers in St. Charles Parish to get 9 percent sales tax break’

The St. Charles Parish School Board voted to waive its 5 percent local sales tax during the same weekend as the 2011 Louisiana Annual Sales Tax Holiday. This means that on Friday, August 5, and Saturday, August 6, shoopers in St. Charles Parish will save 9 percent on most purchases.

The Times-Picayune reports:

Beginning at 12:01 a.m. Aug. 5 and ending at midnight Aug. 6, no sales tax will be applied to the first $2,500 of the purchase price of consumer goods, including furniture, clothing and appliances.

The exemption does not apply to vehicles requiring a license and title or most meals. It also does not apply to hotel occupancy, admission to athletic events and laundering services among other things.

Shoppers could save $225 in taxes if they spent $2,500 or $9 if they were to spend $100.