Learn more about the Department
Welcome to the “About Us” pages where you can learn about how the Department is organized and what to expect from any given division, bureau or office.
The Taxation and Revenue Department, charged with the task of collecting tax dollars and distributing them according to state law, answers to the Governor as part of the executive branch of state government. It administers taxation, revenue and motor vehicle laws passed by the Legislature and signed by the Governor. The Department’s chief executive officer is the Secretary of Taxation and Revenue, a cabinet-level position.
The Taxation and Revenue Department (TRD) administers many tax programs, including property tax on a state level. It has a Tax Fraud and Investigations Division to help assure that those who break the law are accountable to the state. It also administers driver’s licensing and motor vehicle registration laws. The New Mexico Taxation and Revenue Department is comprised of:
- The Office of the Secretary;
- Administrative Services Division (ASD);
- Information Technology Division (ITD);
- Property Tax Division (PTD);
- Tax Fraud Investigation Division (TFID);
- Revenue Processing Division (RPD);
- Audit and Compliance Division (ACD), and
- Motor Vehicle Division (MVD).
Each division supports a specific aspect of the Department’s mission.