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Friday morning sales tax holiday shoppers sparse
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Leader photo by T. SCOTT BOATRIGHT Not too many shoppers ventured out into the early morning heat today as Louisiana’s Sales Tax Holiday weekend started. The state sales tax-free period will last though 11:59 p.m. Saturday.

Maybe it was the oppressive heat. Or maybe it was the tough economy.
Whatever the case, shopping was light this morning as the Louisiana Sales Tax Holiday started.
According to the Louisiana Department of Revenue website, the sales tax holiday held today and Saturday will provide an exemption from state sales tax on the first $2,500 of the purchase price of most individual items of personal property for non-business use.

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