Tax holiday upcoming

CNJ staff

New Mexico students are getting ready to go back to school. But first they’re getting ready to go shopping for back-to-school supplies.

And this weekend, those back-to-school purchases will be tax free.

This Friday, Saturday and Sunday will mark the fourth year for the tax holiday. Gov. Bill Richardson said in a press release that businesses throughout the state will be participating.

Clovis Municipal Schools begin classes Aug. 13 for grades 1-12 and Aug. 18 for Kindergarten.

Portales Municipal Schools begin classes Aug. 18 for grades 2-12 and Aug. 25 for kindergarten and first grade.

Here are a few nontaxable items:

• Belts

• Raincoats

• Sleepwear

• Calculators

• Daily planners

• Pencils and pens

For a complete list of nontaxable items, click here.