Families looking to save a few bucks on back-to-school items will have that opportunity Friday, August 4 and Saturday, August 5 with the annual Louisiana Sales Tax Holiday.

During these two days, most retail purchases are exempt from the three percent state sales tax.

The sales tax holiday exempts the first $2,500 of the sales price or cost price of any consumer purchase of an eligible item.

There are a few exceptions however. Below is a list of the some of the items that are not eligible for the state tax exemption:

  • Vehicles
  • Meals
  • Hotel occupancy
  • Amusement
  • Recreational
  • Repairs to personal property
  • Cleaning services

Local sales taxes still apply in full.

To get a full explanation of conditions of the 2017 Louisiana Annual Sales Tax Holiday, visit www.revenue.louisiana.gov/SalesTax/SalesTaxHoliday.