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Shopping not so taxing

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While all merchants are required to participate in the state tax exemptions, some retailers in Ruston are going the extra mile. Bodie’s Furniture and Sister’s Too have elected to pay out of pocket the parish sales tax on all qualifying tax-free items purchased Friday and Saturday.

“We’re going to absorb the local taxes ourselves,” Bodie’s store manager Craig Rush said. “I think the state tax free holiday excites a lot of people, so there are lots of people out shopping for various things.”

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