Quick Reference Filing Guide to New Mexico

New Mexico

New Mexico has made great strides towards using the internet as a tool to bring governmental information to the fingertips of its citizens and visitors. Much information about the business of the Land of Enchantment’s inner workings are presented on their pages in a clean and clear manner. The State’s main page does an good job of linking together resources that can be found for all the different government agencies in New Mexico.

Secretary of State

A biography of the Secretary of State is available on her site. The Secretary is involved in UCC filings and elections oversight as well as business regulation. Trademarks, and trade names are also registered with the Secretary’s Office. The Operations Division of the Secretary’s Office is the branch she oversees that handles partnerships. The Secretary’s office is not the one that you would go to for the creation of a corporation, or the filing of a foreign corporation. For that, you need to contact the The New Mexico Public Regulation Commission. A number of forms for that purpose are ready for downloading from the net. After you have filed with the Commission, you will have to file with other state and municipal agencies for such things as doing business as (dba) names.

Development

The Economic Development Division’s page is a must see for new businesses in New Mexico. All aspects of creating and expanding a business in the State are covered in the links offered on their section involving Starting a Business in New Mexico.

Taxes

Visit the Taxation & Revenue Department online. Forms, publications, instructions, and a frequently asked question section make this a helpful website. While New Mexico does not have a sales tax, it does have a gross receipt tax. The frequently asked question section does a good job of explaining what this tax is, and how it is applied to businesses.

Legislature

You can learn about New Mexico’s Senators and Representatives, and track pending bills on the legislative pages. You can also access New Mexico's statutes from their page, courtesy of American Legal Publishing Corporation.