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NOBA Hosts…

Sep 4 - 26, 2015
The New Orleans Ballet Association (NOBA) in partnership with Chalmette… more

NOBA's tuition-free…

Sep 4 - 25, 2015
Beginning this weekend, the NORDC/NOBA Center for Dance, along with other NOBA… more

Saturday's Auditions…

Sep 5 - 5, 2015
The New Orleans Jazz Orchestra is holding mandatory auditions at the Peoples… more

Jefferson Performing…

Sep 12 - 12, 2015
JPAS Theatre Kids! is holding auditions for the production of James and the… more

Ogden Museum - Family…

Sep 12 - 12, 2015
This free event will feature a variety of art activities inspired by a Southern… more

The New Orleans Jazz…

Sep 12 - Dec 12, 2015
The primary goal of the Summer Music School is to provide music instruction for… more

Algiers 2015 Fall…

Sep 26 - 26, 2015
The first annual Algiers Fall Festival at Federal City is a family event… more

Gretna Heritage…

Oct 2 - 4, 2015
Join us in celebrating the Gretna Heritage Festival, encompassing 25 city… more

7th Annual Pumpkin…

Oct 5 - 31, 2015
The Lutcher/Gramercy Lions Club presents its 7th Annual Pumpkin Patch at the… more

Saenger Theatre…

Oct 18 - 18, 2015
The world's most famous chipmunk trio - accompanied by the Chipettes - will… more

Ghosts in the Oaks

Oct 23 - 25, 2015
Join us at the Amusement Park & Storyland for this family friendly… more

Krewe of Boo- New…

Oct 24 - 24, 2015
This spooktacular Halloween event is unlike any other parade in the world and… more

San Francisco…

Oct 24 - 25, 2015
Please come out and enjoy the 2nd Annual San Francisco Plantation Fall… more

Ponchatoula Antique…

Nov 6 - 8, 2015
Featuring-Antique Collectibles Booth, Fine Arts & Crafts Booth, Food Booth,… more

Caroling in Jackson…

Dec 20 - 20, 2015
Join in a truly moving annual tradition of Christmas caroling in  Jackson… 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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