By Morgan Lee, Associated Press
July 6, 2020
SANTA FE – Taxes are being levied on home-delivered groceries that are tax-free when purchased at stores in New Mexico, undercutting incentives to stay home during the coronavirus pandemic, tax policy experts warn.
A panel of government income experts, including Taxation Secretary Stephanie Schardin Clarke, noted the problem as it delved into the financial consequences of COVID-19 and New Mexico’s stay-at-home order. The pandemic is wreaking havoc on public finances in state and local government.
Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham last week signed relief legislation that waives interest and penalties on late tax payments and accelerates payments of $48 million to local governments based on online retail sales.
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