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March 30, 2018 – Amazon has been collecting sales tax from its New Mexico customers for a while now, but they only collect state tax. The extra that cities add, and that citizens are used to paying, is not collected – and that means that cities are not getting that money. Are loopholes in the NM tax law to blame?  Should Amazon do more for local communities?  Gene Grant and the Line panelists debate the issue.

Line Panelists:
Michael Bird, public health consultant
Eric Griego, former state senator
Julie Ann Grimm, editor, Santa Fe Reporter
Rachel Sams, editor of Albuquerque Business First

Further reading:

As Amazon steps up tax collections, some cities are left out – Albuquerque Business First (by Ben Casselman, in partnership with The New York Times)

NM cities miss out on Amazon tax payments – by Ellen Marks., Albuquerque Journal