Some New Mexicans Still Waiting On Gas Tax Rebates

From KOB-TV:

State leaders made a promise in April that every eligible New Mexican would be getting rebate checks to help offset some of the current rising prices. Almost 800,000 New Mexicans have already gotten checks or direct depots, but many are still waiting.

“My husband’s a firefighter for Bernalillo County and he’s been busting his butt and I do work with foster kids here,” said Sarah Owensby, who lives in Los Lunas. “And we could really use the money right now.”

She claims the Taxation and Revenue Department has had a sliding deadline.

“Each time you call, the automated message pushes it back another week and there just isn’t a reference to like ‘hey this is the next step to contact to speak to a human,’” said Owensby.

KOB 4 got the same message when we called Wednesday, asking to inquire again on June 24.

The Taxation and Revenue Department says they have until the end of June to get payments out to taxpayers. They’re able to print and send 14,000 per day. It’s happening in the same order as people filed their taxes.

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