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NOLA Home Show

Jan 27 - 29, 2017
The NOLA Home Show presented by Marketplace Events is back and bigger than… more

Mahalia Jackson…

Jan 28 - 28, 2017
Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood Live is coming to New Orleans. Daniel Tiger's… more

Monster Jam

Jan 28 - 28, 2017
Monster Jam® is the most exciting form of family motorsports entertainment… more

King Cake Festival

Jan 29 - 29, 2017
Presenting the fourth annual King Cake Festival - a celebration benefitting… more

Cirque du Soleil…

Feb 1 - 5, 2017
Experience a storytelling odyssey! Inspired by James Cameron's Avatar, Cirque… more

The Boat Show

Feb 10 - 12, 2017
The entire Mercedes-Benz Superdome floor will evolve into the region's largest… more

NBA All-Star Game…

Feb 17 - 19, 2017
The stars are coming to New Orleans on February 17-19, 2017 when the NBA stages… more

NBA All-Star Practice

Feb 18 - 18, 2017
Fans have the chance to get up close and personal with the 2017 NBA All-Stars… more

NBA D-League All-Star…

Feb 18 - 18, 2017
Join the top prospects from the NBA D-League at the NBA D-League All-Star Game… more

Smoothie King Arena…

Mar 4 - 4, 2017
The Original Harlem Globetrotters are preparing for their action packed 2017… more

Soul Fest at Audubon…

Mar 4 - 5, 2017
Music, food and fun will be served in great supply at the 14th Annual Soul Fest… more

New Orleans Wild…

Mar 17 - 19, 2017
Join us for the New Orleans Wild Wheels Car Show! This will be a great car show… more

Audubon Zoo Hosts…

Mar 18 - 18, 2017
Earth Fest offers Audubon Zoo visitors a chance to learn about ways to help the… more

New Orleans Mini…

Apr 22 - 22, 2017
Join us for a day of drone racing, robotics, arts and crafts, and so much more!… more

Disney On Ice…

Apr 27 - 30, 2017
Make unforgettable memories with Mickey, Minnie and all your Disney friends… more

Tax Free Shopping

Did you know Louisiana was the first state in the U.S. to offer sales tax refunds to international visitors?  International visitors to the state of Louisiana are finding a shopping paradise in with a sales tax refund on purchases made at nearly 900 tax free stores. 

French Market Shopping

Not to be confused with "duty free" shops at international departure terminals in airports, "Louisiana Tax Free Shopping" is available at well known retail stores such as Saks Fifth Avenue, Best Buy, Macy's, J.C. Penney, Gucci, The Gap, Sears, Wal-Mart, Sam's Club, Coach, and many more stores.  Tax Free stores also include manufacturer outlets, department stores, jewelry stores, art and antique stores, computer and electrical appliance retailers, as well as hundreds of smaller specialty shops throughout the state.  Most of the major shopping centers in the New Orleans and Baton Rouge area are tax-free zones.

The sales tax refund is provided on tangible items purchased at tax-free stores and permanently removed from the United States.  There is no refund for sales taxes paid for personal services, such as hotels, restaurants, entertainment and transportation.

Ladies Shopping

When making a purchase and showing a foreign passport or current official picture identification, the international visitor pays the purchase price, including the sales tax, and is given a voucher with the associated sales receipt or invoice.  To obtain the refund at the "Refund Center" in the Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport, the Downtown Refund Center located in Riverwalk Marketplace next to the Convention Center or the main branch of Capital One Bank in Lafayette and Shreveport, you must present all vouchers and corresponding sales receipts along with your passport and international travel ticket.  The refund is paid in U.S. currency up to $500.  Checks are issued on refunds over $500.  Refunds can also be obtained by mail.

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