NEW MEXICO (KRQE) – To expedite processing, the New Mexico Tax and Revenue Department is requiring taxpayers to file their 2020 income tax returns electronically. New Mexico income tax forms and instructions can be found on the department’s website.
Taxpayers can submit electronically through a commercial service or on the department’s website directly through the Taxpayer Access Point. Electronic filing minimizes processing delays and results in faster refunds, according to the New Mexico Tax and Revenue Department.
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The department reports that in 2020 it took an average of just under seven days to process electronic returns and generate a refund, while filing paper returns took an average of 18 days. The department is currently accepting returns through TAP and will also accept other electronic returns when federal income tax filings begin on February 12th.
Paper returns are accepted, but taxpayers are warned that they will need information from their federal returns in order to complete their state returns. A news release from the New Mexico Tax and Revenue Department states that electronic tax returns are accepted for corporate tax and other business-related income tax programs.
The deadline for filing income tax returns is April 15, 2021. To minimize the spread of COVID-19, the district tax officers are currently closed and taxpayers can contact us by calling 1-866-285-2996 or by email with any questions. Mail the department at P.O. Box 25122, Santa Fe, NM 87504-5122.
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Tax preparation assistance is available for low-income New Mexicans through the AARP and Tax Help New Mexico. Some senior centers and social institutions also offer support. More information is available at taxhelpnm.org.
Paper forms are available at many libraries across New Mexico. They can be ordered by calling 1-866-285-2996.
Albuquerque forms can be found in the lobby of the Taxation and Revenue District Office at 10500 Copper Ave. NE and the Albuquerque Public Library Downtown at 501 Copper Ave. NW to be picked up.
Forms are available at the following locations in Santa Fe:
- Oliver La Forge Library: 1730 Llano Street, Santa Fe, NM 87505 (505) 955-4862
- Santa Fe Public Library: 145 Washington Avenue, Santa Fe, 87501 (505) 955-6780
- Southside Library: 6599 Jaguar Drive, Santa Fe, NM 87507 (505) 955-2810