That's because the new 0.45-cent sales tax bill passed by the Legislature and signed into law by Gov. John Bel Edwards this summer discontinued the state's three sales tax holidays for seven years.
Heads up, back-to-school shoppers, the 2018 tax-free weekend is coming up fast.
Shoppers won't have to pay sales taxes on clothing, computers and school supplies Wednesday through Sunday.
The 7.875 percent sales tax rate in Albuquerque consists of 5.125 percent New Mexico state sales tax and 2.75 percent Albuquerque tax.
The study also found that OH counties that border other states experienced a 15.48 percent increase in sales tax collection, leading to the conclusion that many out-of-state families traveled to OH to take part in the tax holiday. Mississippi's was last weekend, while Arkansas' is schedule Saturday and Sunday and Texas' is scheduled August 10-12.
Qualifying items in Oklahoma include clothing and shoes under $100. And if you aren't heading back to school and just want to do some personal shopping, that's OK, too.
The tax exemption doesn't apply to cellphones and cases, game consoles, digital cameras, TVs, some sports equipment, textbooks and art supplies like paint and sketchpads. The move is expected to cost the state almost $15 million in lost revenue. See more about Missouri's tax-free holiday weekend here. Items normally sold in pairs shall not be separated to qualify for the exemption. Another tip: Hollenbeck says look for discounts and coupon availability on certain items.