Thanks to the Louisiana state legislature, the Bayou State will go the next seven years without a tax-free weekend of any sort.

The "Back-to-School" tax-free holiday weekend was supposed to begin this Friday, August 3rd, but it won't be happening this year due to a "mistake" made by the state legislature.

Apparently in a rush to agree on the state budget, legislators also signed off on discontinuing the three sales tax holidays previously offered by the state each year - only they didn't realize what they were doing at the time.

"We thought the sales tax holidays were still in there," Jack McFarland, R-Jonesboro, told The Advocate.

The three sales tax holidays that have been discontinued are:

  • Annual Louisiana Sales Tax Holiday - August 3-4
  • Second Amendment Sales Tax Holiday - September 7-9
  • Disaster Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday - May 25-26

If nothing changes, Louisiana won't see another sales tax holiday until 2025.

(Texas is still having its tax-free holiday next weekend (August 10-12, 2018), so you could always head over to the Lone Star state if you're looking to save some back-to-school cash.)

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