Annual tax holiday set for August

Freedom New Mexico The state’s annual back-to-school tax holiday will take place Aug. 7-9, according to a release from Gov. Bill Richardson’s office. Nontaxable items include: • Clothing and footwear $100 or less; • School supplies, such as pens and paper, $15 or less that are typically used in a classroom setting • Computers $1,000 […]

County commission form property tax protest board

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun Quay County commissioners have formed a board to hear 70 protests against property tax increases in the county. The board was formed at the request of Quay County Tax Assessor Janie Murray on Monday at the regular commission meeting. The board will consist of Sally Baker, Keith Bowen and […]

Tax Day Tea Party highlights April 15

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By Thomas Garcia

Fee hike would nick car owners

By Kate Nash: The New Mexican The cost of owning a car in New Mexico would go up when you buy a new car or register a vehicle under two bills pending in the state House of Representatives. Republicans and at least one auto dealer oppose a measure (HB649) that would raise the excise tax […]

Year end tips from IRS could save taxpayers money

By QCS Staff The Internal Revenue Service is offering some tax tips that could result in a bigger refund or less taxes due next year and a few new tax law items, according to a press release.Here are the tips:

Horse owners get a tax break

By Thomas Garcia: Freedom New Mexico Horse owners in eastern New Mexico can look forward to a tax break this year due to an oversight by the New Mexico Livestock Board.Due to an accounting error, there will be no livestock board tax on horses in New Mexico for 2008 — horse owners will have to […]

Delinquent property tax auction results in sale of 30 properties

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By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun John Cullum had just spent $400 for some land, but he wasn’t sure exactly what he had bought. Cullum and the Quay County Clerk hunted Thursday through county plat books to see just where the properties were. Some people could easily spend $400 at a gambling outing and “not […]

Lodgers’ Tax Board reviews $450,000 annual budget

By Thomas Garcia Members of the

Quay County tax base increases by almost $15 million

by Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Quay County expects to receive its Christmas present from taxpayers in early December. Tax payments are due Dec. 10 to the Quay County Treasurer’s office. And the good news for schools and municipalities is that the taxable value has risen compared to 2006. Property tax receipts in Quay County […]

Voters say yes to hospital tax

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By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun With votes coming in at margin of about 6 to 1, the gross receipts tax proposals for Dan C. Trigg Hospital easily passed in Tuesday’s election. The vote on Question No. 1 was 774 for, 11 against. On Question No. 2, a new tax, the vote was 713 for, […]