Hunters enjoy sales tax break this weekend

Published 12:03 am Wednesday, August 31, 2016

BATON ROUGE — Hunters get a discount on the state sales tax when they shop for firearms and other hunting supplies during the 2016 Second Amendment Weekend Sales Tax Holiday Friday through Sunday.

The legislature created the sales tax holiday in 2009 to exempt eligible purchases of guns, ammunition and hunting supplies from all state and local sales taxes.

However, as amended during the 2016 First Extraordinary Session of the Louisiana Legislature, the state sales tax exemption for 2016 and 2017 is now two percent, meaning eligible purchases are subject to only three percent state sales tax instead of the full five percent.

Eligible purchases remain fully exempt from all local sales taxes.

The sales tax holiday applies to a wide range of hunting supplies including guns, ammunition, hunting apparel and archery equipment.

Read the full list of eligible items, exceptions and special provisions at