Second Amendment Sales Tax Holiday This Weekend in Louisiana
If you are a hunter, then this weekend is especially for you.
Friday through Sunday (Sept. 6-8, 2019) is Louisiana's second amendment sales tax holiday. This means hunting essentials are exempt from certain sales tax.
This tax holiday is meant to encourage participation in the upcoming hunting season and enables sportsmen to purchase guns, ammunition, and other hunting supplies tax-free.
Hunting supplies are eligible for the sales tax exemption only if used for and designed for hunting. Eligible hunting supplies include:
- Archery items such as bows, crossbows, arrows, quivers and shafts;
- Off-road vehicles including 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;
- Vessels such as airboats and pirogues designed and intended for hunting;
- Accessories designed for hunting;
- Animal feed manufactured and marketed for consumption primarily by game, which can be legally hunted. This does not include food for animals kept as pets;
- Apparel including 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;
- Hunting shoes or boots designed for hunting;
- Bags to carry game or hunting gear;
- Float tubes if purchased to be used for hunting;
- Binoculars if purchased to be used for hunting;
- Tools manufactured and marketed as being primarily for use in hunting;
- Firearm and archery cases;
- Firearm and archery accessories;
- Range finders;
- Knives manufactured and marketed as being primarily for use in hunting. This excludes the purchase of knives by an individual for household, business, or other recreational uses;
- Tree stands;
- Chairs to be used for hunting. This excludes an individual’s purchase of chairs or other furniture for household, business, or other recreational uses;
- Optics such as rifle scopes and impact resistant glasses for shooting;
- Hearing protection gear and enhancements;
- Belts that are manufactured and marketed as being primarily for use in hunting;
- Slings; and
- Miscellaneous gear manufactured and marketed as being primarily for use in hunting. This includes other hunting-related gear or supplies not previously listed. This excludes the purchase of toy guns and vessels. Off-road vehicles utilized as children’s toys are also excluded.