The sales tax rate for Deming increases July 1st to 7.875%, from 7.5%.
Columbus' sales tax rate increases to 7.9375%.
And the rate for the Deming Industrial Park and the remainder of Luna County outside the incorporated areas will now be 6.875%.
The gross receipts taxes are going up because the Luna County commissioners in February passed a three-eighths-of-one-percent gross receipts tax increase, saying the money was needed to repair the Luna County Detention Center.
The tax, imposed under authority granted by the legislature to offset the phase-out of state so-called “hold harmless” funds, reportedly will generate up to $1.2 million dollars annually for Luna County government.
Additional rate changes are available at www.tax.newmexico.gov.