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Boo at the Zoo…

Oct 24 - 25, 2014
Bring your little ghosts and goblins to Boo at the Zoo Presented by Bryan… more

Fore! Kids Foundation…

Oct 24 - 24, 2014
The Fore! Kids Foundation has raised money to fund children's service… more

Ghosts in the Oaks

Oct 24 - 25, 2014
This family friendly event takes place in the Carousel Gardens Amusement Park… more

Greater Baton Rouge…

Oct 24 - Nov 2, 2014
Carnival rides, food, music, kids' activities, animal shows, games, exhibits. more

Tricks... Treats...…

Oct 24 - Nov 8, 2014
Kids won't want to miss this strange tour when we pull away the mask and see… more

BARKtoberfest Canine…

Oct 25 - 25, 2014
BARKtoberfest Canine Costume Contest & Trick or Treating (for dogs &… more

Bayou Segnette State…

Oct 25 - 25, 2014
Bring your little ghouls and goblins out for trick or treating in Bayou… more

Gray Line New Orleans…

Oct 25 - 26, 2014
The Historic San Francisco Plantation in Garyville, LA will host the annual… more

Halloween Tea

Oct 25 - 26, 2014
To celebrate Halloween, Le Salon will offer a variety of teas, scones, … more

Kuumba Institute…

Oct 25 - 25, 2014
Kuumba Institute, Ashé's youth program for children ages 6 to 16, is up… more

OVERNIGHT Critter…

Oct 25 - 26, 2014
OVERNIGHT Critter Cinema Extravaganza!, sponsored by the LA/SPCA will be held… more

San Francisco…

Oct 25 - 26, 2014
Please come out and enjoy the first San Francisco Plantation Fall Festival. The… more

Boo Dat: A…

Oct 26 - 26, 2014
Who Dats of all ages are invited to start their game day and… more

Crawloween at …

Oct 29 - 31, 2014
Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium invites guests to celebrate Halloween… more

Krewe of Boo- New…

Oct 30 - 30, 2014
The Krewe of Boo Halloween night parade will have several elaborate theme… more

Girl Scout Daisies:…

Nov 1 - 1, 2014
Come visit the Discovery Garden for a day of exploration, learning, friendship,… more

Kinder Garden: Creepy…

Nov 4 - 18, 2014
Play, learn and grow in this hands-on introduction to the world of gardens for… more

Art of the Cup Tea

Nov 5 - 5, 2014
Join us for the Art of Cup Tea at Le Salon at the Windsor Court Hotel. The… more

Sesame Street Live…

Nov 7 - 9, 2014
No matter where you're from or where you've been, everyone is special - so join… more

8th Annual Central…

Nov 15 - 15, 2014
The Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard Merchants & Business Association is… more

Boo at the Zoo…

Oct 24 - 25, 2014
Bring your little ghosts and goblins to Boo at the Zoo Presented by Bryan… more

Tax Free Shopping

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

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, etc.  Tax Free stores also include manufacturer outlets, other department stores, jewelry stores, art and antique stores, computers and electrical appliances, 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, along with the associated sales receipt or invoice.  To obtain the refund at the "Refund Center" in the Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport, 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, 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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