New Mexico Back to School Tax Free Holiday This Weekend

By Karl Wehmhoener |

Published 08/01 2013 01:05PM

Updated 08/01 2013 05:53PM

SANTE FE -- The annual New Mexico Gross Receipts Tax Holiday is this weekend. 

The state suspends collection of gross receipts tax on sales of qualifying items so you can buy the items tax free. Because many merchants also absorb the tax on a number of non-qualifying items, you are the beneficiary all around.

Within some categories there is a set dollar maximum. To qualify for the deduction, clothing or shoes must be priced at less than $100 per unit. The price limit for desktop, laptop, tablets or notebook computers is $1,000, and for related computer hardware it is $500. School supplies for use in standard, general-education classrooms must be under $30 per unit. 

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