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Adventures in Dance…

Jul 23 - 25, 2014
WHO: In partnership with the New Orleans Recreation Development Commission,… more

Entergy IMAX Theatre…

Jul 23 - Aug 21, 2014
Entergy IMAX Theatre and 3D Entertainment Distribution invite audiences on an… more

JPAS Summer Musical…

Jul 23 - Aug 3, 2014
  THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE JR., based on the zany musical that has taken… more

Anthony Bean…

Jul 24 - 27, 2014
The Anthony Bean Community Theater/NORDC Summer Youth Program presents over 75… more

Open Mic Night at…

Jul 24 - Aug 28, 2014
This summer, Thursday nights at Hard Rock New Orleans are open to local… more

Avita's World…

Jul 26 - 26, 2014
World Hepatitis Day is part of Avita's campaign to rase awareness about… more

Mecha Con

Aug 1 - 3, 2014
MechaCon was conceived as a revolutionary Anime convention experience,… more

National Convention…

Aug 4 - 8, 2014
The National Convention of Gospel Choirs and Choruses will be hosting a… more

Steamboat Natchez…

Sep 6 - 6, 2014
Join the Steamboat Natchez for a fun family cruise on September 6. Reservations… more

Rodeo New Orleans

Sep 13 - 14, 2014
Join us for Louisiana's Richest Rodeo at UNO Lakefront Arena on September 13… more

Boo CarrĂ© Halloween &…

Oct 18 - 18, 2014
Join us for this children's event! Trick-or-Treating, Petting Zoo, Kids… more

Boo Carre Halloween…

Oct 18 - 18, 2014
The full day, full District event includes daytime trick or treating for kids … more

San Francisco…

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

Krewe of Boo- New…

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

Adventures in Dance…

Jul 23 - 25, 2014
WHO: In partnership with the New Orleans Recreation Development Commission,… 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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