The state tax holiday will begin at 12:01 a.m. Friday, Aug. 5 and end at 11:59 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 6.

The annual sales tax holiday exempts the first $2,500 of each item of personal property purchased for non-business use from the 4 percent state sales tax, according to the Louisiana Department of Revenue.

The $2,500 limit is not on the entire transaction, but on each individual item. For example, someone buying two items that cost $2,500 each would have the entire $5,000 transaction exempt from state sales taxes.

Local sales taxes, including those levied by parishes and school boards, still apply. Vehicles, prepared meals and any and all services are not included.

Items put on layaway during the two-day period are eligible, as are items previously put on layaway and purchased during the tax holiday.

For more information on the sales tax holiday, visit www.revenue.louisiana.gov/.