State Sales Tax holiday this weekend - KALB-TV News Channel 5 & CBS 2

State Sales Tax holiday this weekend

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ALEXANDRIA, la- (KALB News Channel 5) Consumers across the state will be flocking to the stores this weekend to take advantage of the annual sales tax holiday, which occurs this weekend (August 1st-2nd). This holiday also happens to fall right during the heart of back-to-school shopping season, as children are buying notebooks, back packs, clothes, and many other items to prepare for the upcoming school year. This sales tax holiday helps parents protect their wallets.

The sales tax holiday usually occurs during the first weekend of August and is a time period when most items will be priced without the state sales tax, which is around four percent. This reduction in price adds up, especially when buying big ticketed items such as Apple devices and other electronics. Verizon Wireless expects an increase in sales this upcoming weekend. "The hottest items that are gunna be sold, when it comes to back-to-school, will definitely be the tablets," says Katrina Jordan, the General manager at the Alexandria location. "You can now put applications on tablets, which means you don't need to buy expensive textbooks," says Jordan.

Not all items are exempt from the state sales tax. For a list of the items that are not exempt from the state sales tax, you can visit the Louisiana Department of Revenue page.

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