The New Mexico (NM) state gross receipts tax rate is currently 5.125%. Depending on local municipalities, the total tax rate can be as high as 8.625%.
New Mexico has a gross receipts tax that is imposed on persons engaged in business in New Mexico. Generally, a business will pass that tax on to the consumer so that it resembles a sales tax. For more details, read the New Mexico Gross Receipts Tax Overview.
Other, local-level tax rates in the state of New Mexico are quite complex compared against local-level tax rates in other states. New Mexico sales tax may also be levied at the city/county/school/transportation and SPD (special purpose district) levels. The combined rates vary from the state rate of 5.125% up to 8.8675% in some areas.
The state’s portion of the gross receipts tax is determined by state law. changes only occur once a year, usually in July. County commissioners govern a county’s portion of the gross receipts tax and municipal councils govern local municipality portions. The county and municipal changes are usually effective in January or July of each year. New rate schedules are issued twice a year–the department does not send out separate notices when changes occur so the business needs to track and maintain rate changes through research.
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