High Wage Jobs Tax Credit
This credit gives companies who hire employees at salaries of $28K or higher in rural areas, and $40K or higher in urban communities, tax credits equal to ten percent of the combined salary and benefits package for the year in which the job is created, and for the three following qualifying periods. New wage thresholds of $40,000 for rural and $60,000 for urban take effect July 1, 2015.
Rural Jobs Tax Credit
This credit can be applied to taxes due on (state) gross receipts, corporate income, or personal income tax. Rural New Mexico is defined as any part of the state other than Los Alamos County; certain municipalities: Albuquerque, Rio Rancho, Farmington, Las Cruces, Roswell, and Santa Fe; and a 10-mile zone around those select municipalities.
Single Sales Factor for Manufacturers
New Mexico will provide a phased-in election (over five years), for manufacturers to utilize a single sales factor income apportionment methodology. The present law double weighted sales factor with its “strings” is replaced in 2014 by the more straightforward election, which becomes triple weighted in 2015, multiplied by seven (over ten with the property and payroll factors times 1.5) in 2016, by eight (over 10) in 2017, and 100% weighted in 2018.
Small Business R&D Tax Credit
A qualified small R&D business is eligible for a credit equal to the sum of all gross receipts taxes, compensating taxes or withholding taxes due to the state for up to three years.
Child Care Corporate Income Tax Credit
Corporations providing or paying for licensed child care services for employees’ children under 12 years of age may deduct 30% of eligible expenses from their corporate income tax liability for the taxable year in which the expenses occur. For a company operating a value-added day care center for its employees, this credit reduces the cost to provide this benefit to employees. The corporate income tax credit is 30% of eligible costs up to $30,000 in any taxable year. Unused credit amounts may be carried forward for three years.
Financial Management Tax Credit
Receipts from fees received for performing management or investment advisory services for a related mutual fund, hedge fund or real estate investment trust may be deducted from gross receipts.
Incentive information provided by the New Mexico Partnership