BATON ROUGE, LA – Louisiana residents in presidential declared disaster areas impacted by the March and August floods can file for a refund of state sales tax they paid on personal property destroyed by the floods, according to State Treasurer John Kennedy.

“The state will reimburse you for the state sales tax you paid on any portion of destroyed property not reimbursed by insurance or disaster relief,” said Treasurer Kennedy. “The reimbursement applies to furniture, rugs, utensils, clothing, linens, televisions, cameras, toys, exercise equipment, books and even lawn mowers.”

The state sales tax refund is specifically for Louisiana residents whose homes were impacted by a natural disaster, such as the recent flooding in March and August. Claims should be filed with the Louisiana Department of Revenue. The secretary of that department can waive documentation requirements if original receipts are not available. The refund applies to the state sales tax paid on the destroyed property. Residents have three years to file a claim. Destroyed food, cars, boats and ATVs are not eligible.

To learn more, visit www.latreasury.comand click on “Sales Tax Disaster Relief.”

Contact:
Michelle Millhollon
(225) 342-0012
mmillhollon@treasury.state.la.us