Chaves County considers raising gross receipt tax


ROSWELL, N.M. (KRQE) – Chaves County officials are talking about raising the gross receipt tax beginning next year to shore up budget problems.

In a proposed ordinance, county officials want a 25 percent increase. This means people buying something in the county will pay 25-cents more every $100.

Officials say it will bring in an additional $800,000.

The county commissioner will hold a public hearing and vote during its June 15 meeting.

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