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.

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1 File IRS Form 990
Agency:Internal Revenue Service (IRS)
Form: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Instructions: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Due: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
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
Filing method: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency fee:

$10

Due: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Law:

53-8-83 NMSA 1978

Penalties: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Notes:
  • An officer must file.
5 Renew the Charitable Solicitation Registration

New Mexico Charitable Organization Registration

Agency:New Mexico Attorney General - Charities Unit
Law:

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

Automatic Exemption

Exemption Eligible Organizations: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA

Initial Registration

Filing method: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency fee:

$0

Due: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Notes:
  • Before filing online, it is helpful to collect the list of attachments that must be uploaded. The CFO (or author authorized officer) signs online. You will get immediate confirmation of receipt as you file online.
  • Some New Mexico counties and municipalities may require charities that solicit in-person to register prior to fundraising.

Registration Renewal

Filing method: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency fee:

$0

Due: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Penalties: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA

Change of Fiscal Year

Agency fee:

$0

Turnaround: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Notes:

Email Charity.Registrar@nmag.gov to update fiscal year.

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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