News for October 2009

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Attention: Fraudulent Checks

October 15, 2009 Latest News

Fraudulent checks with the Louisiana Tax Free Shopping name and address are traveling around the country.  Louisiana Tax Free Shopping Commission ONLY reimburses checks to international visitors to Louisiana on shopping done within the state, where specific vouchers are obtained.  Any check you may have with our name and address on it for any other reason is non valid and will not clear our checking account.

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Louisiana Tax Free Shopping Program opens new refund center

October 12, 2009 Latest News

New location inside Macy’s Lakeside


A new refund center is available for international visitors to Louisiana who wish to take advantage of the Louisiana Tax Free Shopping Program.  The new location is the state’s fifth location where international visitors can claim a sales tax refund for eligible purchases from Louisiana retailers.


“International visitors are finding less time at the airport to claim refunds, forcing them in some cases to apply by mail.  This new refund center is conveniently located in Jefferson Parish to make this process easier for the visitor” stated LTFS director Denise Thevenot.  “Tax Free Shopping done by International Visitors to Louisiana was over 16 million last year, 9 million of that was done in Jefferson Parish.”

Macy's Lakeside General Manager Brian Williams said, "We are pleased to offer our out-of-state and international visitors this additional service, saving them time on their travels, by allowing them to process their tax refund as their gifts are being wrapped, or while continuing to shop throughout the store.  We are pleased to offer international shoppers the chance to get their refund in U.S. dollars while still in the midst of their vacation."


The new refund center is located on the third floor of Macy’s in Lakeside Mall, near the gift-wrapping counter and opened for business on Monday, October 5.


The Louisiana Tax Free Shopping Program has four other redemption centers throughout the state:


·        Downtown New Orleans Refund Center – Riverwalk Marketplace on Poydras Street

·        Lafayette Refund Center – Capital One Bank on Vermillion Street

·        Shreveport Refund Center – Capital One Bank on Travis Street

·        Airport Refund Center – Louis Armstrong International Airport.


For more information, please contact:

Denise Thevenot

Executive Director

Louisiana Tax Free Shopping


Denise Thevenot
Executive Director
Louisiana Tax Free Shopping