Louisiana sales tax holiday begins today

Published 12:00 am Friday, August 1, 2008

VIDALIA — Louisiana shoppers will get a break from some taxes today and Saturday.

Beginning at 12:01 a.m. today, the first $2,500 of all “tangible item” purchases will be exempt from the 4 percent state sales tax.

Automobiles and meals are exempt from the tax holiday.

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The tax holiday will end at midnight Saturday.