Tanger Outlet Mall gets new tax redemption center

GONZALES, LA (WAFB) - The Tanger Outlet Mall in Gonzales got a new addition Thursday: a tax redemption center.

It's the fifth so far in the state. It will allow international visitors to get their money back for the state taxes they paid while shopping in the state. Last year, there were 171,000 international shoppers at those outlets in Gonzales, and research shows international shoppers spend four times as much on retail as local shoppers.

Lieutenant Governor Billy Nungesser sees this as another tool to help boost tourism in the state.

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