Tax Free Weekend In New Mexico
LAS CRUCES, NM — It's that time of year again for New Mexico residents to save money when making their school supply purchases.
Starting on Friday until Sunday, most school related items will be tax free at the stores.
We spoke to shoppers in Las Cruces who say they've been waiting all summer for the tax free holiday.
"Today you know, I just bought a few things for school and since it's tax free weekend, they are a lot cheaper. It's like nice. It's a good sale. This is the first time I've ever shopped during tax free weekend. We'll come back for school supplies next year too,” said shopper Jennifer Patrick.
Diane Guganig is in town visiting her parents and she says the timing is perfect so she can take advantage of the tax free holiday.
"It's awesome. We are going to take advantage of it, especially when you have to buy three kids back to school stuff. Every year you spend more. Every year the kids gets older and there is more stuff to that they need to get,” said Guganig.
Not every shopper is willing to deal with the crowds.
"A lot of people. I mean if you want something significant, Batman or something with a specific emblem, you might not find it. You have to go through a lot of people, so we have already done our shopping. We did our shopping last weekend,” said shopper Carleen Cliffton.
Cliffton says it was essential for her to make her purchases early in order to make sure her son found exactly what he wanted.
"We did do that last year, and I think we waited too long for tax free weekend and he didn't find what he wanted. He wanted certain items and he couldn't find them, so this year we are not waiting,” said Cliffton.
There are some limits to receive your purchase tax free. For example clothing items can't be more than $100 each and lap tops must be under $1,000.
If you live in Texas, you only have to wait a couple more weeks for your tax free weekend. Shoppers in The Lone Star State will be able to make their purchases tax free August 17-19th.