NM town cleared of having to repay millions

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A NM town has won a lawsuit against the state that was forcing them to repay millions.

EUNICE, N.M. (KRQE) – A tiny New Mexico town has won a lawsuit against the state that clears them from having to pay millions of dollars.

The state had demanded the town of Eunice pay back more than $2 million in gross receipts revenue that were mistakenly given to the town over five years.

Eunice claimed a demand to fix the tax error could cripple them financially.

The mayor said, according to the law, they should only have to repay a year’s worth of taxes.

Eunice did repay the state about $183,000 but is off the hook for the rest.

The town will use the money to build a second fire station that it had put off.

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