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Louisiana food and utilities rate change.

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The sales tax rate for food used for home consumption, electricity, water utility services, and steam has been lowered from 4% to 3.9%. This does not include items such as alcoholic beverages, water in containers, vitamins, and ice. This new rate takes effect as of July 1, 2002. (LA Department of Revenue web site, Revenue Informational Bulletin 02-010, June 27, 2002)

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