Frequently Asked Questions

Who is required to file?

Two situations require you to file personal income tax returns in New Mexico: If you are required to file a federal tax return with the IRS and you are a New Mexico resident, you must file a state income tax return, and If you are required to file a federal income tax...

Does New Mexico offer a credit for income tax paid to another state?

Yes, but only for New Mexico state residents. The credit is based on the tax the other state imposes on the portion of gross income that is also included in New Mexico gross income. The credit may not exceed the New Mexico income tax liability, nor can it be more than...

Does New Mexico offer a tax break for working families?

Yes. A refundable tax credit has been added. It totals ten percent of the federal earned income tax credit for which a taxpayer is currently eligible. There is also an exemption for low-and middle-income taxpayers that is based upon adjusted gross income. To qualify...

Does New Mexico offer a tax break to retirees?

Yes. Depending on income level, taxpayers 65 years of age or older may be eligible for a deduction from taxable income of up to $8,000 each. Low-income taxpayers may also qualify for a property tax rebate even if they rent their primary residence. Beginning with tax...