BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana shoppers will see state sales taxes suspended Friday and Saturday, November 20 and 21. That sales tax holiday comes under a bill passed by lawmakers in the special session and signed into law by Gov. John Bel Edwards. Republican House Speaker Clay Schexnayder sponsored the measure to help residents and businesses recovering from Hurricanes Laura and Delta and coping with the coronavirus pandemic. Louisiana’s 4.45% state sales taxes will not be charged on the first $2,500 of a purchase. The sales tax break will not cover car, truck and other vehicle purchases. You will still have to pay local sales taxes.