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Prepare and efile Your New Mexico Tax Return
The efile.com tax software makes it easy for you to efile your state tax return and use the correct state tax forms. Prepare and efile your New Mexico state tax return (resident, nonresident, or part-year resident) and Federal tax return together or separately at efile.com. View the federal tax return filing requirements.
New Mexico Income Tax Filing Deadline
The regular deadline to file a New Mexico state income tax return is April 15.
|Tax Deadline Date
||Type of Income Tax Return
||Filing Deadline / Due Date Description
|April 18, 2017
||2016 New Mexico State Tax Return
||Due date for New Mexico State Income Tax Returns - income tax filing deadline
|April 18, 2017
||2016 New Mexico State Tax Extension
||Due date for New Mexico extensions
|October 16, 2017
||2016 New Mexico State Tax Return
||Last day to efile a 2016 New Mexico State Income Tax Return for tax extension filers and late efilers
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Find federal income tax return filing deadlines.
Tax Year 2016 New Mexico State Tax Forms
All of the following New Mexico state tax forms are supported by the efile.com software:
New Mexico State Tax Forms that Cannot Be efiled
New Mexico State Tax Withholding Form
||The state doesn't have a withholding form equivalent to the federal Form W-4. You should use a federal W-4 and write across the top of the form "For New Mexico Withholding Tax Only." Keep it in your files for reference purposes.
New Mexico State Tax Payment Voucher Form
||New Mexico Personal Income Tax Payment Voucher
NM Tax Extension
||New Mexico Extension Instructions
||How to File
If you already have a federal tax return extension, you don't need to file a separate return extension for New Mexico. The state honors any federal extension of time to file that you have.
You must file a NM extension Form RPD-41096, Extension of Time to File, if you require additional time than what is granted at the federal level.
Be aware that an extension gives you more time to file your NM tax return, not more time to pay any taxes owed. Interest accrues on income tax not paid on or before the NM tax return deadline. If you expect to owe more tax when you file your state return, you should make a payment online or by mail, using a payment voucher, and avoid the accrual of interest on that amount. If you are including a payment with Form RPD-41096, attach extension payment voucher Form PIT-EXT.
Prepare and submit Form RPD-41096 (if requesting more time to file than granted at federal level)
NM Tax Amendment
New Mexico state tax amendments can only be filed by mail; they cannot be efiled. Learn how to prepare and file an amended New Mexico tax return.
2015 New Mexico Tax Forms
New Mexico tax returns for 2015 cannot be prepared and filed online. Download the tax forms, complete them, and mail them to the New Mexico Taxation and Revenue Department.
||How to File
||New Mexico Personal Income Tax Return
Download, fill out, print out, sign, and mail
||Preservation of Cultural Properties Credit
||New Mexico Qualified Business Facility Rehabilitation Credit
||Adjustments to New Mexico Income
||New Mexico Schedule of Additions and Deductions/Exemptions
||Allocation and Apportionment of Income Schedule
||New Mexico Caregiver's Statement
||New Mexico Non-Refundable Credit Schedule
||New Mexico Voluntary Contributions Schedule
||New Mexico Estimated Personal Income Tax Payment Voucher
||New Mexico Rebate and Credit Schedule
||Credit for Taxes Paid to Another State Worksheet
||Calculation of Estimated Personal Income Tax Underpayment Penalty
Where's My Refund? - Check Your New Mexico State Tax Refund Status
If you efiled your NM tax return, wait at least 2 to 4 weeks before checking the status of your state refund. If you filed your return on paper before March 15, it usually takes 6 to 8 weeks for the return to be processed. Returns filed after March 15 usually take up to 12 weeks to be processed.
Check your New Mexico tax refund status online.
NM efile Error Codes
If your New Mexico state return was rejected, you will receive an error reject code. If you prepared and efiled your return on efile.com, we will provide you with an explanation of how to correct the error on your return. You may then resubmit your state return at no additional charge until it is accepted by the state.
View a list of all New Mexico State efile Income Tax Return Error Reject Codes.
New Mexico Tax Facts
NM Income Tax:
New Mexico uses a four-bracket, graduated-rate table. The tax brackets for single taxpayers are:
- 1.7% for the first $5,500 of taxable income
- 3.2% for incomes between $5,501 and $11,000
- 4.7% for incomes between $11,001 and $16,000
- 4.9% for incomes above $16,001
The tax brackets for married taxpayers filing jointly and heads of households are:
- 1.7% for the first $8,000 of taxable income
- 3.2% for incomes between $8,001 and $16,000
- 4.7% for incomes between $16,001 and $24,000
- 4.9% for incomes above $24,001
NM Sales Tax:
New Mexico's general gross receipts tax (the state's term for sales tax) is 5.125%.
The combined gross receipts tax rate varies throughout the state. The total rate is a combination of all rates imposed by the state, counties, and municipalities. It is more than 8% in some jurisdictions.
More information on New Mexico Sales Tax
NM Sales Tax Holiday:
New Mexico has an annual “New Mexico Gross Receipts Tax Holiday”. It usually occurs on the first weekend of August (midnight Friday through midnight Sunday). Certain items are exempt from New Mexico sales tax. However, the NM consumer will only receive the tax exemption if a specific total spending limit is met.
Refer to the chart below for New Mexico sales tax holidays for 2017. We will update it with the dates when they are available.
|Sales Tax Holiday Dates
||Sales Tax Holiday Items Included
|August 4-6, 2017
- Clothing - $100 or less (excluding accessories, athletic or protective clothing or footwear)
- Computers, e-readers that have computing functions, and tablets - $1,000 or less
- Computer equipment and certain computer-related items - $500 or less
- School supplies - $30 or less
NM Personal Property Tax:
Taxes are generally not assessed on personal property. Personal household effects, registered aircraft, licensed vehicles, certain personal property warehoused in the state, and business personal property that is not depreciated for federal income tax purposes are exempt from the tax.
New Mexico has a head of family exemption rather than a homestead exemption. Eligible residents must apply for it only once to receive it in subsequent years. The exemption must be for the property in which the owner resides in the State of New Mexico. Only one family exemption per household is permitted.
Odd Tax Fact:
The state's personal income tax rates are based on the federal adjusted gross income rates. New Mexico uses the same dollar amounts as the IRS for standard deductions, personal exemptions, and itemized deductions.
NM State Tax Agency:
For more information, you can visit the website of The New Mexico Taxation and Revenue Department.
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