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The New Orleans…

Mar 26 - Nov 18, 2015
Marvel Universe LIVE! will captivate audiences with an authentic and original… more

NORDC Movies in the…

Mar 27 - 27, 2015
Join us for NORDC Movies in the Park screening of  "Big Hero… 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

Hoppin' Down The…

Apr 4 - 4, 2015
Celebrate the Easter holiday with Bourgeois the Bunny at this special family… more

Kids Swing and Sing…

Apr 4 - 4, 2015
Kids Swing & Sing with The Swing Setters (w/ Jayna Morgan)! Kids of all… more

Easter Brunch at…

Apr 5 - 5, 2015
Join us for an Easter Jazz Brunch featuring Jazz & R&B Singer Nayo… more

Easter Gospel Brunch…

Apr 5 - 5, 2015
You have to sing it to believe it! Celebrate Easter Sunday with brunch… more

Easter Gospel Brunch…

Apr 5 - 5, 2015
You have to sing it to believe it! Celebrate Easter Sunday with brunch… more

Steamboat Natchez…

Apr 5 - 5, 2015
Enjoy a delicious buffet and free-flowing mimoses while listening to the tunes… more

The 32nd Annual Chris…

Apr 5 - 5, 2015
French Quarter Easter Parade, LLC proudly presents the 
32nd Annual Chris Owens… more

The Historic French…

Apr 5 - 5, 2015
Join us Easter for The Historic French Quarter Easter Parade. The parade takes… more

NORDC Movies in the…

Apr 10 - 10, 2015
Join us for NORDC Movies in the Park screening of  "Million Dollar… more

NORDC Movies in the…

Apr 11 - 11, 2015
Join us for NORDC Movies in the Park screening of "The Hunger Games:… more

St. Bernard Irish…

Apr 12 - 12, 2015
The St. Bernard Irish Italian Islenos Community Parade & Marching Club is… more

Jazz in the Park…

Apr 16 - 16, 2015
Jazz in the Park returns for eight straight weeks this spring, running from… more

NORDC Movies in the…

Apr 17 - 17, 2015
Join us for NORDC Movies in the Park screening of  "The Lego… more

Critter Cinema,…

Apr 18 - 18, 2015
Join us for  Critter Cinema, sponsored by the Louisiana SPCA.  Great… more

The New Orleans…

Mar 26 - Nov 18, 2015
Marvel Universe LIVE! will captivate audiences with an authentic and original… 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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