You have (0) items in
your Itinerary

Upcoming Events

|

Kinder Garden - Play,…

Apr 25 - 25, 2015
Kinder Garden for kids ages 18 months to 5 years has moved to the last Saturday… more

The New Orleans…

Apr 25 - Nov 18, 2015
Marvel Universe LIVE! will captivate audiences with an authentic and original… more

Xavier University's…

Apr 25 - 25, 2015
LINDSEY PAPION & DJ PUPPY LOVE create SOUL & FUNK music for children.… more

Jazz in the Park…

Apr 30 - 30, 2015
Jazz in the Park returns for eight straight weeks this spring, running from… more

Jazz in the Park…

May 7 - 7, 2015
Jazz in the Park returns for eight straight weeks this spring, running from… more

NORDC Movies in the…

May 8 - 8, 2015
Join us for NORDC Movies in the Park screening of "Divergent"… more

Kids Swing and Sing…

May 9 - 9, 2015
Kids Swing & Sing with The Swing Setters (w/ Jayna Morgan)! Kids of all… more

Jazz in the Park…

May 14 - 14, 2015
Jazz in the Park returns for eight straight weeks this spring, running from… more

NORDC Movies in the…

May 15 - 15, 2015
Join us for NORDC Movies in the Park screening of "The Hunger… more

Critter Cinema,…

May 16 - 16, 2015
Join us for  Critter Cinema, sponsored by the Louisiana SPCA.  Great… more

NORDC Movies in the…

May 16 - 16, 2015
Join us for NORDC Movies in the Park screening of "He's Just Not That… more

Jazz in the Park…

May 21 - 21, 2015
Jazz in the Park returns for eight straight weeks this spring, running from… more

NORDC Movies in the…

May 22 - 22, 2015
Join us for NORDC Movies in the Park screening of "The Boxtrolls" at… more

Jazz in the Park…

May 28 - 28, 2015
Jazz in the Park returns for eight straight weeks this spring, running from… more

NORDC Movies in the…

May 30 - 30, 2015
Join us for NORDC Movies in the Park screening of "Dolphin Tale… more

Jazz in the Park…

Jun 11 - 11, 2015
Jazz in the Park returns for eight straight weeks this spring, running from… more

Kids Swing and Sing…

Jun 13 - 13, 2015
Kids Swing & Sing with The Swing Setters (w/ Jayna Morgan)! Kids of all… more

Ringling Bros. and…

Jun 18 - 21, 2015
Behold the living legends! Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey brings the… more

Crabfest Lacombe

Jun 26 - 26, 2015
Crabfest Lacombe celebrates the Lake Pontchartrain Blue Crab. This is a family… more

Kinder Garden - Play,…

Apr 25 - 25, 2015
Kinder Garden for kids ages 18 months to 5 years has moved to the last Saturday… more

The New Orleans…

Apr 25 - 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.

Click here for more information.

Guidebook 
Email IconFacebook IconTwitter IconPinterestInstagram IconYouTube Icon


E-News Signup

Keep in touch with info from our custom e-newsletter.