Just a reminder to Louisiana residents that Friday and Saturday are sales tax holidays, where “eligible items will be exempt from the state’s 4 percent sales tax, though parish and municipal taxes will still apply.” The Daily Advertiser reports
Because the savings are greatest on big-ticket items, furniture and electronics retailers tend to promote the holiday the heaviest, often tacking on their own specials as an added incentive.
Elliott said that when the program started, she and some retailers were doubtful that a 4 percent savings would attract buyers, but it did.
Home Furniture of Lafayette is reducing prices storewide to lure customers this weekend.
“It’s usually one of the biggest weekends of the year for us,” said Home Furniture President Randy Paul.
Sales at Home Furniture have been “about even” this year, Paul said.
An in-store tax-free weekend helped boost sales last weekend, but Paul predicts this weekend will be even better.
“This is the weekend they know they’re going to save some money,” he said. “I think it’s going to be good.”