New Mexico Tax Holiday 2014

July 24, 2014 by  
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New Mexico Tax Holiday This year’s New Mexico Tax Holiday starts on Friday, August 1, and ends at midnight on Sunday, August 3, 2014. During this gross receipts tax holiday, you will not be charged sales tax on a wide variety of items, which makes back-to-school shopping a little more affordable!

As with any legislation, the rules are somewhat complex. Basically, the following items are exempt from the state’s gross receipts tax during the New Mexico  tax holiday:

  • Clothing or shoes priced less than $100 per unit/per pair
  • Desktop, laptop, or notebook computers, including tablets, priced less than $1,000
  • Other computer hardware priced under $500 (such as a printer, mouse, keyboard, monitor, microphone, speakers, ink cartridges etc.)
  • School supplies priced under $30 per unit
  • School backpacks priced less than $100 per unit
  • Handheld calculators under $200 per unit

Note that PDAs, iPods and all MP3 players, games including computer games, and musical instruments are specifically excluded. (That is, these items are taxable.) Also swimwear is excluded and any specialist footwear that someone wouldn’t wear in the street, such as ski boots.

There are many sub-categories in the eligible items, so to see what’s taxable and nontaxable, check out these two PDF files:

In Albuquerque, where the gross receipts tax rate is 7%, that means you can save $70 on the purchase of a $1,000 laptop computer. Another example might be a family with four kids, each requiring $250 worth of clothing, shoes, and school supplies. They also would save $70 by not paying sales tax. That’s a big shopping saving, just by buying on the right weekend.

Hence I’m giving you the heads-up: If you’re planning a remote camping trip to the mountains, DON’T do it on the weekend of August 1 to 3, 2014!

Retailers across the city will be participating in the New Mexico Tax Holiday, but if you have any doubts about what is or is not included in the 2014 Tax Holiday, ask in stores before you begin shopping.

–Tania


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New Mexico Tax Holiday 2013: Friday Through Sunday

August 2, 2013 by  
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New Mexico Tax Holiday A reminder that this year’s New Mexico Tax Holiday starts on Friday, August 2, and ends at midnight on Sunday, August 4, 2013. I posted about this before, but if you missed it, here’s the recap.

During this gross receipts tax holiday, you will not be charged sales tax on a wide variety of items, which is especially helpful for parents as it makes back-to-school shopping a little more affordable!

As with any legislation, the rules are somewhat complex. Basically, the following items are exempt from the state’s gross receipts tax during the New Mexico  tax holiday:

  • Clothing or shoes priced less than $100 per unit/per pair
  • Desktop, laptop, or notebook computers, including tablets, priced less than $1,000
  • Other computer hardware priced under $500 (such as a printer, mouse, keyboard, monitor, microphone, speakers, ink cartridges etc.)
  • School supplies priced under $30 per unit
  • School backpacks priced less than $100 per unit
  • Handheld calculators under $200 per unit

Note that PDAs, iPods and all MP3 players, games including computer games, and musical instruments are specifically excluded. (That is, these items are taxable.) Also swimwear is excluded and any specialist footwear that someone wouldn’t wear in the street, such as ski boots.

There are many sub-categories in the eligible items, so to see what’s taxable and nontaxable, check out this PDF file giving New Mexico Gross Receipts Tax Holiday detailed listings of all items.

In Albuquerque, where the gross receipts tax rate is 7%, that means you can save $70 on the purchase of a $1,000 laptop computer. Another example might be a family with four kids, each requiring $250 worth of clothing, shoes, and school supplies. They also would save $70 by not paying sales tax. That’s a big shopping saving, just by buying on the right weekend.

Retailers across the city will be participating, and sometimes they give you a tax break even on items not officially covered by absorbing the gross receipts tax themselves. But if you have any doubts about what is or is not included in the 2012 Tax Holiday, ask in stores before you begin shopping.

–Tania

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New Mexico Tax Holiday 2013

July 24, 2013 by  
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New Mexico Tax Holiday This year’s New Mexico Tax Holiday starts on Friday, August 2, and ends at midnight on Sunday, August 4, 2013. During this gross receipts tax holiday, you will not be charged sales tax on a wide variety of items, which makes back-to-school shopping a little more affordable!

As with any legislation, the rules are somewhat complex. Basically, the following items are exempt from the state’s gross receipts tax during the New Mexico  tax holiday:

  • Clothing or shoes priced less than $100 per unit/per pair
  • Desktop, laptop, or notebook computers, including tablets, priced less than $1,000
  • Other computer hardware priced under $500 (such as a printer, mouse, keyboard, monitor, microphone, speakers, ink cartridges etc.)
  • School supplies priced under $30 per unit
  • School backpacks priced less than $100 per unit
  • Handheld calculators under $200 per unit

Note that PDAs, iPods and all MP3 players, games including computer games, and musical instruments are specifically excluded. (That is, these items are taxable.) Also swimwear is excluded and any specialist footwear that someone wouldn’t wear in the street, such as ski boots.

There are many sub-categories in the eligible items, so to see what’s taxable and nontaxable, check out these two PDF files:

In Albuquerque, where the gross receipts tax rate is 7%, that means you can save $70 on the purchase of a $1,000 laptop computer. Another example might be a family with four kids, each requiring $250 worth of clothing, shoes, and school supplies. They also would save $70 by not paying sales tax. That’s a big shopping saving, just by buying on the right weekend.

Hence I’m giving you the heads-up: If you’re planning a remote camping trip to the mountains, DON’T do it on the weekend of August 2 to 4, 2013!

Retailers across the city will be participating in the New Mexico Tax Holiday, but if you have any doubts about what is or is not included in the 2013 Tax Holiday, ask in stores before you begin shopping.

–Tania

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New Mexico Tax Holiday 2012: Friday Through Sunday

August 2, 2012 by  
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See our latest New Mexico Tax Holiday post for information on the 2013 tax holiday.

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A reminder that the 2012 New Mexico Gross Receipts Tax Holiday starts on Friday, August 3, and ends at midnight on Sunday, August 5.  I posted about this before, but if you missed it, here’s the recap.

During the tax holiday weekend you will not be charged sales tax on a wide variety of items, which is especially helpful for parents as it makes back-to-school shopping a little more affordable!

As with any legislation, the rules are somewhat complex. Basically, the following items are exempt from gross receipts tax in New Mexico during the tax holiday:

  • Clothing or shoes priced less than $100 per unit/per pair
  • Desktop, laptop, or notebook computers, including tablets, priced less than $1,000
  • Other computer hardware priced under $500 (such as a printer, mouse, keyboard, monitor, microphone, speakers, ink cartridges etc.)
  • School supplies priced under $30 per unit
  • Bookbags and school backpacks priced less than $100 per unit
  • Handheld calculators under $200 per unit

Note that phones, cameras, PDAs, iPods and all MP3 players, games including computer games, and musical instruments are specifically excluded. (That is, these items are taxable.)

Find more details on what’s taxable and nontaxable during the New Mexico Gross Receipts Tax Holiday in the PDF files at the link.

In Albuquerque, where the gross receipts tax rate is 7%, that means you can save $70 on the purchase of a $1,000 laptop computer. Another example might be a family with four kids, each requiring $250 worth of clothing, shoes, and school supplies. They also would save $70 by not paying sales tax. That’s a big shopping saving, just by buying on the right weekend.

Retailers across the city will be participating, and sometimes they give you a tax break even on items not officially covered by absorbing the gross receipts tax themselves. But if you have any doubts about what is or is not included in the 2012 Tax Holiday, ask in stores before you begin shopping.

–Tania

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New Mexico Tax Holiday 2012

July 24, 2012 by  
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See our latest New Mexico Tax Holiday post for information on the 2013 tax holiday.

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This year’s New Mexico Gross Receipts Tax Holiday starts on Friday, August 3, and ends at midnight on Sunday, August 5, 2012. During this time, you will not be charged sales tax on a wide variety of items, which makes back-to-school shopping a little more affordable!

As with any legislation, the rules are somewhat complex. Basically, the following items are exempt from gross receipts tax in New Mexico during the tax holiday:

  • Clothing or shoes priced less than $100 per unit/per pair
  • Desktop, laptop, or notebook computers, including tablets, priced less than $1,000
  • Other computer hardware priced under $500 (such as a printer, mouse, keyboard, monitor, microphone, speakers, ink cartridges etc.)
  • School supplies priced under $30 per unit
  • Bookbags and school backpacks priced less than $100 per unit
  • Handheld calculators under $200 per unit

Note that phones, cameras, PDAs, iPods and all MP3 players, games including computer games, and musical instruments are specifically excluded. (That is, these items are taxable.)

See what’s taxable and nontaxable in these two PDF files

  • New Mexico Gross Receipts Tax Holiday general overview
  • New Mexico Gross Receipts Tax Holiday detailed listings of all items

In Albuquerque, where the gross receipts tax rate is 7%, that means you can save $70 on the purchase of a $1,000 laptop computer. Another example might be a family with four kids, each requiring $250 worth of clothing, shoes, and school supplies. They also would save $70 by not paying sales tax. That’s a big shopping saving, just by buying on the right weekend.

Hence I’m giving you the heads-up: If you’re planning a remote camping trip to the mountains, DON’T do it on the weekend of August 3 to 5, 2012!

Retailers across the city will be participating, but if you have any doubts about what is or is not included in the 2012 Tax Holiday, ask in stores before you begin shopping.

–Tania

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New Mexico Tax Holiday Friday through Sunday

August 3, 2011 by  
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See our latest New Mexico Tax Holiday post for information on the 2013 tax holiday.

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A reminder that the 2011 New Mexico Gross Receipts Tax Holiday starts this Friday, August 5, and ends at midnight on Sunday, August 7. We posted about this before, but if you missed it, here’s the recap.

During the tax holiday weekend, you will not be charged sales tax on a wide variety of items, which makes back-to-school shopping slightly more affordable!

As with any legislation, the rules are a little complex. Basically, the following items are exempt from gross receipts tax in New Mexico during the tax holiday:

  • Clothing or shoes priced less than $100 per unit/per pair
  • Desktop, laptop, or notebook computers, including tablets, priced less than $1,000
  • Other computer hardware priced under $500 (such as a printer, mouse, keyboard, monitor, microphone, speakers, ink cartridges etc.)
  • School supplies priced under $15 per unit
  • School backpacks and calculators priced less than $100 per unit

Note that phones, PDAs, iPods and all MP3 players, games including computer games, and musical instruments are specifically excluded. (That is, these items are taxable.)

Get more details on what’s taxable and nontaxable in the PDF file on the NM Gross Receipts Tax Holiday page.

Since Albuquerque’s gross receipts tax rate is 7%, you can save $70 on the purchase of a $1,000 laptop computer. Another example might be a family with four kids, each requiring $250 worth of clothing, shoes, and school supplies. They also would save $70 by not paying sales tax. That’s a big shopping saving, just by buying on the right weekend.

Retailers across the city will be participating, but if you have any doubts about what is or is not included in the 2011 Tax Holiday, ask in stores before you begin shopping.

–Tania

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New Mexico Tax Holiday 2011

July 20, 2011 by  
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See our latest New Mexico Tax Holiday post for information on the 2013 tax holiday.

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This year’s New Mexico Gross Receipts Tax Holiday starts on Friday, August 5, and ends at midnight on Sunday, August 7, 2011. During this time, you will not be charged sales tax on a wide variety of items, which makes back-to-school shopping a little more affordable!

As with any legislation, the rules are somewhat complex. Basically, the following items are exempt from gross receipts tax in New Mexico during the tax holiday:

  • Clothing or shoes priced less than $100 per unit/per pair
  • Desktop, laptop, or notebook computers, including tablets, priced less than $1,000
  • Other computer hardware priced under $500 (such as a printer, mouse, keyboard, monitor, microphone, speakers, ink cartridges etc.)
  • School supplies priced under $15 per unit
  • School backpacks and calculators priced less than $100 per unit

Note that phones, PDAs, iPods and all MP3 players, games including computer games, and musical instruments are specifically excluded. (That is, these items are taxable.)

Get more details on what’s taxable and nontaxable in the PDF file on the NM Gross Receipts Tax Holiday page.

Since Albuquerque’s gross receipts tax rate is 7%, you can save $70 on the purchase of a $1,000 laptop computer. Another example might be a family with four kids, each requiring $250 worth of clothing, shoes, and school supplies. They also would save $70 by not paying sales tax. That’s a big shopping saving, just by buying on the right weekend.

Hence we’re giving you the heads-up: If you’re planning a remote camping trip to the mountains, DON’T do it on the weekend of August 5 to 7, 2011!

Retailers across the city will be participating, but if you have any doubts about what is or is not included in the 2011 Tax Holiday, please ask in stores before you begin shopping.

–Tania

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New Mexico Tax Holiday Friday through Sunday

August 4, 2010 by  
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See our latest New Mexico Tax Holiday post for information on the 2013 tax holiday.

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A reminder that the 2010 New Mexico Gross Receipts Tax Holiday starts this Friday, August 6, and ends at midnight on Sunday, August 8.  We posted about this last week, but if you missed it, here’s the recap.

During the tax holiday weekend, you will not be charged sales tax on a wide variety of items, which makes back-to-school shopping even more affordable!

As with any legislation, the rules are somewhat complex. Basically, the following items are exempt from gross receipts tax during the tax holiday:

  • Clothing or shoes priced less than $100 per unit/per pair
  • Desktop, laptop, or notebook computers priced less than $1,000
  • Other computer hardware priced less than $500 (such as a printer, mouse, keyboard, monitor, microphone, speakers etc.)
  • School supplies priced less than $15 per unit
  • School backpacks, bookbags, handheld calculators priced less than $100 per unit

Note that phones, PDAs, handheld computers/email/internet devices, MP3 players, books, games including video games, office furniture, and musical instruments are specifically excluded. (That is, these items are taxable.)

Get more details on what’s taxable and nontaxable in the PDF file on the NM Gross Receipts Tax Holiday page.

Since Albuquerque’s gross receipts tax rate is 7%, you can save $70 on the purchase of a $1,000 laptop computer. Another example might be a family with four kids, each requiring $250 worth of clothing, shoes, and school supplies. They also would save $70 by not paying sales tax. That’s a big shopping saving, just by buying on the right weekend.

Retailers across the city will be participating, but if you have any doubts about what is or is not included in the 2010 Tax Holiday, please ask before you begin shopping.

–Tania

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New Mexico Tax Holiday 2010

July 28, 2010 by  
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See our latest New Mexico Tax Holiday post for information on the 2013 tax holiday.

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This year’s New Mexico Gross Receipts Tax Holiday starts on Friday, August 6, and ends at midnight on Sunday, August 8, 2010. During this time, you will not be charged sales tax on a wide variety of items, which makes back-to-school shopping even more affordable!

As with any legislation, the rules are somewhat complex. Basically, the following items are exempt from gross receipts tax during the tax holiday:

  • Clothing or shoes priced less than $100 per unit/per pair
  • Desktop, laptop, or notebook computers priced less than $1,000
  • Other computer hardware priced less than $500 (such as a printer, mouse, keyboard, monitor, microphone, speakers etc.)
  • School supplies priced less than $15 per unit
  • School backpacks, bookbags, handheld calculators priced less than $100 per unit

Note that phones, PDAs, handheld computers/email/internet devices, MP3 players, books, games including video games, office furniture, and musical instruments are specifically excluded. (That is, these items are taxable.)

Get more details on what’s taxable and nontaxable in the PDF file on the NM Gross Receipts Tax Holiday page.

Since Albuquerque’s gross receipts tax rate is 7%, you can save $70 on the purchase of a $1,000 laptop computer. Another example might be a family with four kids, each requiring $250 worth of clothing, shoes, and school supplies. They also would save $70 by not paying sales tax. That’s a big shopping saving, just by buying on the right weekend.

Hence we’re giving you the heads-up: If you’re planning a remote camping trip to the mountains, DON’T do it on the weekend of August 6 to 8, 2010!

Retailers across the city will be participating, but if you have any doubts about what is or is not included in the 2010 Tax Holiday, please ask before you begin shopping.

–Tania

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Office Depot Coupon: $10 off $50 Purchase

August 7, 2009 by  
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Even if you don’t shop much at Office Depot, this could be a great coupon to use in combination with the Tax Holiday this weekend. Just print this coupon to save $10 off a $50 purchase. Take the time to read the extensive fine print; among other things, the coupon isn’t good on technology, so don’t plan to use it to score an additional discount off a computer, for example.

But for obtaining run-of-the-mill school supplies, this coupon should prove useful. One per household. Expires 8/10/09.

There are six Office Depot stores in Albuquerque and Santa Fe.

–Elizabeth Hanes

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