Planning on making a purchase this week? You might want to wait till Friday, as the state's Sales Tax Holiday starts at 12:01 a.m. Friday, Aug. 1, and ends Saturday, Aug. 2, at midnight.
During the holiday, the first $2,500 of the purchase price of most tangible property items for non-business use will be exempt from the 4 percent statewide sales tax. The exemption does not apply to the sales taxes levied by parishes, municipalities, school boards, and other political subdivisions of the state.
The exemption applies to all consumer purchases of tangible personal property, other than motor vehicles and meals sold for consumption on the premises, including to-go orders. Exempt purchases may be made by residents and nonresidents, and all Louisiana dealers are required to participate in the sales tax holiday and allow the state sales tax exemption on eligible sales made during the holiday period.
David Calhoun and Elizabeth “EB” Brooks are the first two employees of Lafayette Central Park Inc., the nonprofit charged with turning Lafayette Consolidated Government’s 100-acre Johnston Street Horse Farm property into a passive public park. Calhoun was named executive director, and Brooks is director of planning and design.
There will soon be a whole lot of shakin’ going on at Benny’s Sportshack Supplement Depot, a new concept by Opelousas native Benny Nele. Located at 2002 Johnston St., the supplement shop, smoothie bar and café, featuring hot off the press paninis and wraps, plans to open in late May.