End of Louisiana Tax Free Shopping Program Voucher Distribution and Closure of Refund Centers

The Louisiana Tax Free Shopping (“LTFS”) program will end on July 1, 2024 and all LTFS refund centers will close to the public permanently by June 30, 2024. This includes the LTFS refund centers in the following locations.

  1. Canal Place
    333 Canal St.
    New Orleans, LA 70130
    Closing Time: 5:00 pm on Sunday, June 30, 2024
  2. Riverwalk Marketplace
    500 Port of New Orleans Place, Space #287
    New Orleans, LA 70130
    Closing Time: 5:30 pm on Sunday, June 30, 2024
  3. Louis Armstrong International Airport
    North Terminal
    1 Terminal
    Kenner, LA 70062
    Closing Time: 3:30 pm on Friday, June 28, 2024

The LTFS Program allows international visitors up to one (1) year to mail in a LTFS refund request (with supporting documentation) for purchases made on or before June 30, 2024. Following the closure of all LTFS refund centers, refund requests (with supporting documentation) must be mailed (or postmarked) by June 30, 2025 and sent to:

Louisiana Tax Free Shopping
Refund Center
P.O. Box 20125
New ORleans, LA 70141

In addition, LTFS program participating merchants should stop distributing LTFS vouchers to international visitors at the close of business on Sunday, June 30, 2024 as any LTFS voucher distributed after June 30, 2024 will not be eligible for a refund.

Additional information regarding the refund process is available on the LTFS website at https://louisianataxfree.louisiana.gov/Home/Refund and questions concerning the end of the LTFS program and/or LTFS refund requests should be directed to deepa.woods@la.gov. Meanwhile, LTFS program participating merchants may contact amy.hemphill@la.gov to arrange for destruction and/or pickup of remaining LTFS vouchers by July 15, 2024.