New Mexico Nonprofit Compliance

Required annual filings

This guide covers the required filings to maintain a nonprofit corporation in New Mexico. If you are looking to form nonprofit in New Mexico, please visit our Start Your New Mexico Nonprofit guide. The steps below apply to nonprofits that are both incorporated and foreign qualified in New Mexico. Please note that this is a general list and may not be exhaustive or applicable to all nonprofits.

1 File IRS Form 990
Agency:Internal Revenue Service (IRS)

IRS Form 990-N, 990-EZ, 990-PF or 990


See Form 990 Thresholds to determine which form to file.  Then see Current Form 990 Series for instructions.


The 15th day of the 5th month following the end of the taxable year.  For most organizations, the tax year ends December 31st so the Form 990 is due May 15th.

2 File New Mexico Corporate Tax Exemption Renewals

Not required

There is no renewal requirement for New Mexico corporate income tax exemption.

More information: New Mexico Taxation and Revenue Department
3 File New Mexico Sales Tax Exemption Renewals

Not required

New Mexico does not have a renewal requirement for sales tax exemption, but organization information most be kept up to date.

4 File New Mexico Annual Report
Agency:New Mexico Secretary of State - Corporations Bureau

Annual or Supplemental Report available online only.

Filing method:


State fee:



Annually by four months and fifteen days after the close or your taxable year, usually May 15th. Confused? Look-up your corporate record and next report due date here.


53-8-83 NMSA 1978


$10 late fee.

  • An officer must file.
5 Renew the Charitable Solicitation Registration
Agency:New Mexico Attorney General - Charities Unit

Prior to soliciting, most New Mexico charitable organizations must register. The most common exemptions are:

  1. Religious organizations
  2. Educational institutions
  3. Appeals for named individuals

Check the law for the full list of exemptions and exemption criteria.


New Mexico Statutes Ann. § 57-22-1 et seq.

State fee:



Due annually 6 months after the close of your fiscal year. So if your fiscal year ends December 31st, renewal is due June 30th.

6Maintain a New Mexico Registered Agent

Maintain a registered agent that has a street address in New Mexico. The registered agent is responsible for receiving legal documents such as service of process. Appointing a registered agent service is often preferable to listing an officer or director, as their information often changes. Consider using our registered agent service in Santa Fe , NM to maintain compliance with the state requirement.

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