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Sources of Funding
Taxes and fees are the major sources of funding for city operations and payment of bonds for capital projects.
The City of Albuquerque has the authority to levy a tax on residential and commercial property. The property tax funds a limited amount of City Operations and the City's general obligations as well as credit support to city sales-tax revenue bonds. Property taxes are assessed and collected by Bernalillo County, who makes the distribution to the City.
The fee charged is levied on utilities to compensate the City for the use of its streets, right-of-way, airways, etc. and to provide the residents of Albuquerque various utility services. These fees are collected by the utilities, who make payment to the City. The City audits the utilities for compliance.
Taxes on hotel room rental are used to promote tourism and support convention center operations. These taxes are collected by lodging establishments and paid to the City, who audits the establishments for compliance.
Gross Receipts Tax
Largest funding source for day-to-day operations of government activities as well as credit support to city sales-tax revenue bonds. These taxes are collected at the point of sale and paid to the state, who makes the distribution to the City.