Thursday, September 04, 2014

Why We Win

I am reminded that this weekend is a special time in Louisiana, when sales taxes are suspended for shooting, bunting, fishing, and camping supplies.  From our local TV station:
The Second Amendment Weekend Sales Tax Holiday is September 5th through the 7th.
This tax holiday came about in 2009 when the Regular Session of the Louisiana Legislature enacted the "Annual Louisiana Second Amendment Weekend Holiday Act." 
Hunting, fishing, and camping are important to Louisiana.  The legislature recognized that importance to our state by making the first weekend of September a time where they forgo the sales tax so that the citizens can get what they need.  What's covered?
 The act states that annually on the first weekend of September exemptions from state and local sales taxes will be applied to purchases of firearms, ammunition, and hunting supplies. Many of items fall under the exemption including off-road vehicles used for hunting.
So, let's say that you're in the market for a new rifle, a new shotgun, and a new 4-wheeler to use in the woods this year.  The bill for that might be $10,000, and saving the sales tax might mean that the sportsman saves over $1000 on his purchases.  Heck of a deal.

Louisiana truly is the Sportsman's Paradise.

1 comment:

Theother Ryan said...

Even on a modest purchase saving tax adds up. Putting it in gun lingo (figuring tax near 10%) my $440 will now buy a $400 pistol and a spare mag or holster instead of just the gun.

I'm planning to order a pistol tomorrow.