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Tax Free Weekend hits the ArkLaTex

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It's back to school time and you know what that means, back to school shopping season is upon us. But there's some good news, this weekend is tax free shopping in our area.

Before you all make your weekend plans, we thought we ought to let you know that starting Friday morning at midnight-it's tax free weekend here in Louisiana.

At WalMart on Airline Drive, shoppers are already taking advantage of rolled back prices. Officials say they have to make sure shelves stay stocked during the tax free weekend.

The tax holiday also applies in Arkansas this weekend.

But there are some things shoppers need to know. Pay close attention because the rules differ from state to state.
-If you're shopping in Louisiana, taxes are exempt on the first $2,500 dollars of the purchase price for most items for non business use.
-It does not apply to hotels or amusement parks and things of that nature.
-But it can be applied to items that are put on lay-away during the tax free weekend.
-The tax free holiday for Louisiana runs from midnight the morning of Friday, August 1st until 11:59 on Saturday.
-In Arkansas, the tax free holiday only runs from midnight the morning of Saturday, August 2nd until 11:59 on Sunday night.
-Only back to school items are eligible for the tax free weekend.

For more on Tax Free weekend in Louisiana click here.

For Tax Free weekend in Arkansas, click here.

For Tax Free weekend information for Texas, click here.


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