Retail giant gets ready for upcoming tax-free weekend

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – We’re just a couple days away from what’s expected to be a back-to-school frenzy at local stores.

This Friday through Monday you will be able to buy school supplies, clothes, electronics and other qualifying items without the sales tax.


Non-taxable items include:

  • Clothing and footwear $100 or less
  • School supplies such as pens, paper, and other classroom necessities $30 or less
  • Computers $1,000 or less
  • Various computer accessories $500 or less
  • See the full list »

Price limits are for each item, not the total amount spent for all purchases. During the tax-free weekend, New Mexico law provides a deduction from gross receipts for retail sales of qualifying items; in effect allowing retailers to sell the items free of GRT.

Walmart is showcasing its tax holiday specials for your young students through college-age kids. This weekend the retail giant will have back-to-school experts on hand to help customers.

Some additional perks for the tax-free holiday include curb-side and in-store pick-ups at most locations. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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