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Tax help available Low-income people can get TAXHELP now through April 17 from a program offered by Eastern Plains Community Action Agency, according to a release from the organization. TAXHELP is available from 10 a.m. to noon and from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays, the release said, asking people bring their […]

10/29 Editorial

When is tax reform not a good idea? When it makes the current labyrinthine system even worse. Unfortunately, that’s just what would happen if the President’s Advisory Panel on Federal Tax Reform has its way. What else should one expect from a nine-member panel that includes a former IRS commissioner, Charles O. Rossotti? Appointed in […]

Entire state goes tax-free on Aug. 5

By Ryn Gargulinski: Quay County Sun Anyone who ever wanted to get out of paying taxes now has their chance. In fact, the entire state of New Mexico will go tax-free for the first time in its history from Aug. 5-7. Thanks to legislation passed by lawmakers in the 2005 session, consumers will get a […]

City offers incentives to trucking company

By William Thompson: Quay County Sun Employees’ funds would be for real estate. The city of Tucumcari is offering Interstate Distributor Company incentives totaling $60,000. The incentives for the trucking firm, which has a working terminal in Tucumcari, come in the form of real estate vouchers. Tucumcari’s economic development director Pete Kampfer explained how it […]

Tax Help New Mexico comes to Mesalands

QCS STAFF Taxes may not have to be stressful this year. Senior citizens, students, and anyone with an income less than $35,000 per year can benefit from a free service provided at Mesalands Community College in conjunction with Tax Help New Mexico, a part of the Internal Revenue Service’s (IRS) Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Initiative, […]

San Jon, Logan and House voters approve tax

William Thompson Voters in San Jon, Logan and House recently approved continuing the capital improvement tax for their respective schools. House Schools Superintendent Art Brokenbek said he wanted to reassure residents there is no new rise in their property taxes. “The current tax rate is two dollars per $1,000 worth of property and that will […]

Unofficial school board election results

Yesterday was election day for school board members in the area. The polls closed Tuesday at 7 p.m. with these unofficial results (winners are highlighted): San Jon- Position No. 1: Frank D. Gibson, 118; Robert L Frost, 65 Position No. 3: Arthur L. White, 90; Ronald L. Stoner, Jr., 89 Position No. 4: Timothy L. […]

Taxes on the rise

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By William Thompson: Quay County Sun Tucumcari’s Finance Director, Marty Garcia, said the gross receipts tax has been raised from 6.81 percent to 7.5 percent, effective Jan. 1. “The state did away with the .5 percent tax credit raising the state tax from 4.5 percent to 5 percent,” Garcia said. “In addition, the county tax […]

Veterans get tax break from election

William Thompson On Tuesday, New Mexico voters approved an amendment to the New Mexico State Constitution which will allow a property tax exemption to all honorably discharged veterans. The tax exemption was formerly available only to veterans of foreign wars or conflicts. Janie Murray, chief deputy assessor for Quay County, said the tax exemption currently […]

More windmills come to county

TV Hagenah It was announced late Wednesday that the United States Senate approved a comprehensive national energy policy bill that includes a provision to extend a tax credit for wind energy production. That lack of tax credit has held up construction of a proposed “wind farm” just south of San Jon for nearly a year. […]