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An Act Relating To Taxation; Reducing The Rate Of The Gross Receipts Tax, The Governmental Gross Receipts Tax And The Compensating Tax; Repealing Imposition Of Personal Income Tax, Corporate Income And Franchise Taxes, Estate Tax, Railroad Car Company Tax, Motor Vehicle Excise Tax And Leased Vehicle Gross Receipts Tax; Repealing Certain Exemptions, Deductions And Credits; Repealing The Minor League Baseball Stadium Funding Act, The Municipal Event Center Funding Act And The University Athletic Facility Funding Act; Amending The Authority Of Counties And Municipalities To Impose Certain Local Option Gross Receipts Tax Rates; Providing For Continued Repayment Of Debt Service Obligations; Reconciling Multiple Amendments To The Same Section Of Law In Laws 2007.

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[12] HBIC/HTRC/HCPAC/HTPWC/HENRC/HAFC-HBIC [26] w/o rec-HTRC [30] w/o rec-HCPAC [39] w/o rec-HTPWC- w/o rec-HENRC API.

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HBIC Committee Report
HTRC Committee Report
HCPAC Committee Report
HTPWC Committee Report
Fiscal Impact Report

House Bill 369 and Senate Bill 368 are companion bills that would overhaul New Mexico’s tax system and thus its revenue stream. According to the Santa Fe New Mexican, the bills’ sponsors “conceded it’s a work in progress, and that they’re not fully clear how the tax burdens of individuals and businesses will change.”*


The overhaul consists of several components and includes:

  • repealing the personal and corporate income taxes (and the various deductions, credits and exemptions that are part of those taxes), the oil and gas proceeds and pass-through entity withholding tax, and others;
  • reducing the rate of the gross receipts tax and governmental gross receipts tax;
  • repealing a number of tax exemptions, deductions and credits, including the exemption from the gross receipts tax for the receipts from the sale of or leasing of oil, natural gas or mineral interests, the advanced energy combined reporting tax credit and the alternative energy product manufacturers tax credit;
  • stating that the “place of business” for New Mexico taxing purposes of selling or leasing oil, gas or mineral interests, is the location of the oil, gas or mineral interests sold or leased, and that all receipts from such activity are to be reported from that place of business; and,
  • changing the maximum rates of federal water project gross receipts tax, the municipal environmental gross receipts tax, the county environmental gross receipts tax, the county regional transit gross receipts tax, and the water and sanitation gross receipts tax.


A possible concern with these bills is the scope of the revamp and the potential effect on the State’s revenues and its ability to fund its agencies at the levels necessary to keep up the work of the agencies. Another potential concern is that by eliminating the income tax, many tax credits that are currently available to individuals and business for things like credits for the preservation of cultural property and the renewable energy production tax credit would be repealed, and that might have the effect of reducing interest by taxpayers in engaging in those activities.


The FIRs that will be written for these bills are likely to contain financial and economic analyses that might be of assistance in weighing the potential pros and cons.


House Bill 369 is a companion bill to Senate Bill 368.


Date of Summary:  2/4/2013