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October 28, 2011

SURVEY SHOWS TAX FREE SHOPPING BENEFITS STATE ECONOMY

Lt. Governor Jay Dardenne is announcing another positive initiative for Louisiana tourism.Louisiana Tax Free Shopping, a program administered by the Louisiana Office of Tourism,encourages international visitation by refunding sales tax in certain situations. Louisianareceived almost $2.7 million in tax revenue as a result of the program. An October survey of theprogram found the total economic impact produced by LTFS to be $73.7 million in 2011.

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