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Mar 6 - 7, 2015
Now in its seventh year, the New Orleans International Children's Film… more

Ponchatoula Antique…

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

The Boat Show

Mar 6 - 8, 2015
The entire Mercedes-Benz Superdome floor will evolve into the region's largest… more

The New Orleans…

Mar 6 - Nov 18, 2015
Marvel Universe LIVE! will captivate audiences with an authentic and original… more

2nd Annual New…

Mar 7 - 7, 2015
Maker Faire is returning to New Orleans! The 2nd Annual New Orleans Mini Maker… more

San Francisco…

Mar 7 - 8, 2015
This year's festival promises to be better than ever and has so much to offer … more

Soul Fest at Audubon…

Mar 7 - 8, 2015
Music, food and fun will be served in great supply at the 12th annual Soul… more

Longue Vue Hosts Live…

Mar 8 - 8, 2015
Longue Vue House and Gardens is excited to announce its first live painting… more

Little Diggers 18…

Mar 10 - 10, 2015
Children ages 18 months to 5 years and their accompanying adult are invited to… more

Sun Belt Conference…

Mar 11 - 15, 2015
Wednesday, March 11 Women's First Round Games 11:30noon, 2:00pm, 5:00pm,… more

Build by Ear Workshop

Mar 14 - 14, 2015
A monthly workshop developed by PlayBuild, to show kids how music, architecture… more

Critter Cinema,…

Mar 14 - 14, 2015
 Critter Cinema, sponsored by the LA/SPCA will be held at the Louisiana… more

Kids Swing and Sing…

Mar 14 - 14, 2015
Kids Swing & Sing with The Swing Setters (w/ Jayna Morgan)! Kids of all… more

Captain Louie Jr.

Mar 19 - 20, 2015
CAPTAIN LOUIE JR, spins a tale of young Louie, the new kid in town who feels… more

Easter Egg Hunt -…

Mar 21 - 21, 2015
Grab your basket and hop on over to Longue Vue House and Gardens for our… more

NORDC Easter…

Mar 21 - 21, 2015
The Easter Bunny is coming to town! Hop on over to our spring Eggstravaganza… more

Exploring SAORI:…

Mar 28 - 28, 2015
This 2-hour weaving taster with artists Nancy Rhett and Jenny Pelc will provide… more

Kinder Garden - Play,…

Mar 28 - 28, 2015
Kinder Garden for kids ages 18 months to 5 years has moved to the last Saturday… more

NOMA Egg Hunt and…

Mar 28 - 28, 2015
Mark your calendars for the NOMA Egg Hunt in the Sydney and Walda Besthoff… more

NORDC Easter…

Mar 28 - 28, 2015
The Easter Bunny is coming to town! Hop on over to our spring Eggstravaganza… more


Mar 6 - 7, 2015
Now in its seventh year, the New Orleans International Children's Film… 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. 


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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