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How to Register for a New Mexico Gross Receipts Tax Permit

by Jennifer Dunn

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Though we often get questions about “sales tax” in New Mexico, this post would more aptly be called “How to Register for a Gross Receipts Tax permit in New Mexico.” That’s because, unlike most other states that have a sales tax or use tax, Mexico has a gross receipts tax on most transactions. No matter what you call it, these instructions will help online sellers secure a New Mexico gross receipts tax permit and stay compliant in the state. Or more information about sales tax in New Mexico check out our New Mexico Sales Tax Guide for Businesses.

Who needs a gross receipts tax permit in New Mexico?

Anyone who engages in business in New Mexico must register with the New Mexico Taxation and Revenue Department for a Combined Reporting System (CRS) number. Taxpayers then use this number to report gross receipts tax collected. For more about how needs to register for a CRS number in New Mexico, check out our New Mexico Sales Tax Guide for Businesses.

How do you register for a gross receipts tax permit in New Mexico?

You can register online or mail in form ACD-31015 (opens in PDF). Many local tax offices or town halls also allow taxpayers to apply for their permit. Check with your local government authorities if you prefer to register for a gross receipts tax permit in person.

What information do you need to register for a gross receipts tax permit in New Mexico?

Personal identification info (SSN, address, etc.)

Business identification info (EIN, address, etc.) – Business owners other than sole-proprietors/individuals with no employees must obtain a FEIN number from the IRS

Business entity type

Date started doing business in New Mexico

Accounting method (cash/accrual)

Primary business type

Filing status (i.e. how often you will file, indicated by how much you expect to collect in gross receipts in New Mexico per year (see instructions or check out our New Mexico Sales Tax Guide for Businesses for more about filing frequency))

How much does it cost to apply for a gross receipts tax permit in New Mexico?

It’s free to apply for a gross receipts tax permit, but other New Mexico business registration fees may apply.

How long does it take to receive your New Mexico gross receipts tax permit?

If you apply online, you’ll receive your gross receipts tax number instantly. If you apply at an office, the process may take one to two weeks.

Do you have to renew your New Mexico gross receipts tax permit?

You do not need to renew your New Mexico gross receipts tax permit.

Would you prefer a tax professional to handle your gross receipts tax registration?

Fill out our State Registrations form and we’ll put you in touch with a vetted sales tax pro.

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