Rep. Riser bills address state sales tax holidays

State Representative Neil Riser of Columbia, District 20, has pre-filed two bills that would reinstate suspended sales tax holidays in Louisiana.

Riser pre-filed the bills for the regular session of the Louisiana Legislature, slated to begin on April 12, 2021.

If the bills pass, one would be a general reprieve from Louisiana sales taxes that falls on the first consecutive Friday and Saturday in August, meant to help with back-to-school purchases. The tax break would be for the first $2,500 in purchases.

“Any parent will tell you there is a lot of expenses (for school supplies) with your child,” Riser said. “This gives parents a break.”

Another holiday would be held the last weekend in May and applied to items purchased in preparation for hurricane season. The tax break would be for the first $1,500 purchased.








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