Hunting Gear Purchases Are Tax Free All This Weekend In Louisiana
It's back! Louisiana will again hold it's Second Amendment Tax Free Weekend beginning this Friday, September 1, and it could save hunters and shooting enthusiasts thousands in taxes.
According to revenue.louisiana.gov,the 2023 Annual Louisiana Second Amendment Weekend Sales Tax Holiday begins Friday at 12:01 am and ends at midnight on Sunday, September 3.
Yes, The Tax-Free Weekend Was Gone, But This Year It's Finally Back
You might remember that Louisiana had abandoned this annual weekend due to an oversight in budget discussions, but Louisiana lawmakers voted in this year's regular session to reinstate the tax exemptions on any consumer purchase of firearms, ammunition, and hunting supplies occurring on the first consecutive Friday through Sunday of each September. This exemption does not apply to business or commercial purchases.
Please remember that this only applies to that portion of sales tax levied by the State of Louisiana. Parish or city taxes might still apply.
Items That Are Eligible For The Tax Exemption
- Archery items such as bows, crossbows, arrows, quivers, shafts, cases, and other archery accessories;
- Accessories designed for hunting;
- 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;
- Tools manufactured and marketed as being primarily for use in hunting;
- Firearm cases and 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;
- Deer Corn;
- Tree stands and blinds;
- 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, and binoculars if purchased to be used for hunting;
- Hearing protection gear and enhancements;
- Holsters, belts that are manufactured and marketed as being primarily for use in hunting, and 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.
Items Ineligible For Tax Exemption
- Sale of animals used while hunting, such as dogs;
- Animal feed of any kind;
- Sales or purchases of toys or off-road vehicles, including all-terrain vehicles;
- Golf carts, go-carts, dirt bikes, mini-bikes, motorcycles, tractors, motor vehicles which may be legally driven on the streets and highways of Louisiana;
- Heavy equipment such as cranes, forklifts, backhoes, and bulldozers; or
- Float tubes and vessels, such as airboats.
To get more information regarding this tax-free weekend, just go to revenue.louisiana.gov
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